This year’s contest offers five main categories divided into a total of eighteen sub-categories:
- 2 categories of Art/Photography
- 6 Book Related categories
- 4 categories of Poetry
- 4 categories of Prose/Stories
- 2 categories of Travel & Memoir
First-, second-, and third-place winners will be awarded cash prizes and a publication opportunity in our annual contest anthology.
All entries must be original, in English, and submitted online only. You do not have to be a member of SouthWest Writers to enter.
The contest accepts work previously published from 2019 to 2022, but submissions can not have won a previous SWW contest. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that a submission does not conflict with their agreements concerning rights with any other publishing entity.
Contest Submission Period: March 15 – May 15. Fees vary depending on entry type and submission date.
Go to the SWW contest page for more details and to enter the contest.