Sponsored by Denver Woman’s Press Club
Download the Unknown Writers’ Contest Flyer – contest requirements and pertinent dates included – coming soon!
Opens – January 1, 2020
Entry Deadline – February 15, 2020
Online Submission required at dwpconline.org/outreach/unknown-writers-contest/ or simply scroll down this page to find the entry form.
Questions: Barb Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fiction- $25 per entry
- Nonfiction- $25 per entry
- Poetry- $20 per entry
Cash Prizes: In each category: First $125; Second $75; Third $50
Bonus Critique: All entrants will receive constructive comments from professional writers and editors, many of whom are members of the Denver Woman’s Press Club.
- Read rules and submit entry form at dwpconline.org/outreach/unknown-writers-contest/.
- Pay fee for each entry using PayPal or credit card at dwpconline.org/outreach/unknown-writers-contest/.
- Complete separate entry form for each submission; only one entry per category.
- Display title and page number on each page of manuscript; DO NOT show author’s name anywhere on the manuscript. Include separate cover with contact information. Submit in Word or PDF format.
AWARD RECEPTION: Saturday April 4, 2020 2-4pm
DENVER WOMAN’S PRESS CLUB
1325 Logan St.
Denver, CO 80203
2020 Unknown Writers Contest Rules
Contest is open to men and women who:
- Are Colorado residents 18 and older.
- Have never been published with a byline and paid in cash or copies in the category entered.
- Have not previously won first place in the same category in this competition.
- Fiction: Short story or novel excerpt – 2000 word limit. Novel excerpt must include a 250 word synopsis. Entry fee $25.
- Nonfiction: Journalistic report or essay (profile, memoir, opinion piece. etc.) – 2000 word limit. Entry fee $25.
- Poetry: up to 3 poems; rhyming form or free verse. 40-lines each —poem limit. Entry fee $20.
- January 1, 2020: Contest Opens
- February 15, 2020: Entry Deadline by midnight
- March 20, 2020: Winners Announced
- April 4, 2020: Award Reception