We're pleased to announce the winners of this year's Unknown Writers Contest and thank all the writers who submitted entries.
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: Sunday, April 10, 2022, 2 pm-4 pm
DENVER WOMAN’S PRESS CLUB
1325 Logan St.
Denver, CO 80203
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.