2017 Writing Contest

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The deadline for the 2017 Contest has passed and submissions are no longer being accepted. We hope you’ll submit next year!

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 No refunds for disqualified or withdrawn entries will be made.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.