2017 Writing Contest


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Deadline: March 10, 2017

Winners will be notified by early May 2017 and will be announced at our 43rd Annual Conference in Gillette, WY on June 2nd-4th.

Five categories:

  • Adult Fiction
  • Fiction for Children and Young Adults
  • Non-Fiction
  • Traditional Poetry
  • Free Verse Poetry

Fee: $15 per entry


About the contest

The Wyoming Writers Inc. contest is not about how many words you can make; rather it is all about how well you can create with 3000 words…or in 40 lines of poetry.

The contest begins January 4, 2017; all entries must be received with a postmark date of no later than March 10, 2017.

$15 per entry; up to 3 entries allowed in prose genres; one entry of up to 5 poems per poetry category: traditional verse poetry or free verse. First prize winners for the five genres will be awarded $50; second place prize, $30; third place prizes, $20. See the complete set of contest rules. Be sure to follow these guidelines carefully because failing to do so will result in disqualification of your entry.

Introductory one-year membership to Wyoming Writers Inc.—add $20 to your entry fee.

Being a member of Wyoming Writers Inc. is not a requirement for submitting to our contest. No refunds for disqualified or withdrawn entries will be made. No entries will be returned.


View the 2016 Contest Winners.