Unknown Writers' Contest
Sponsored by Denver Woman’s Press Club
Download the Unknown Writers’ Contest Flyer, which includes dates and rules:
Opens – January 1, 2022
Entry Deadline – February 23, 2022
Online Submission is required below.
- Fiction- $25 per entry
- Nonfiction- $25 per entry
- Poetry- $15 per entry
Cash Prizes: In each category: First $150; Second $100; Third $75
Bonus Critique: All entrants will receive constructive comments from professional writers and editors who are members of the Denver Woman’s Press Club.
- Read rules and submit the entry form below.
- Pay fee for each entry using PayPal or credit/debit card.
- Word format only (.doc or .docx), 12-pt. type, double-spaced.
- Include title and page number on each page, but DO NOT include author’s name or other identifying information.
- Limit one entry per category; Complete a separate entry form for each submission.
Questions: Katherine Millett: firstname.lastname@example.org
AWARD RECEPTION: Saturday, April 10, 2022, 2 pm-4 pm
DENVER WOMAN’S PRESS CLUB
1325 Logan St.
Denver, CO 80203
2022 Unknown Writers’ Contest Rules
The contest is open to adults, 18 and older, who:
- Are Colorado residents;
- Have never been published with a byline and been 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, no novel excerpts – 2000 word limit.
- Nonfiction: Journalistic report or essay (profile, memoir, opinion piece. etc.) – 2000 word limit.
- Poetry: Up to 40 lines, rhyming form or free verse.