2019 Writing Contest Announcement and Submission Guidelines
With the goal of bringing together aspiring authors to local publishers and other industry professionals, the Write to Publish conference offers writers an opportunity to participate in our annual writing contest. The 2019 Write to Publish writing contest will be held in three different genre categories: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Submissions will be accepted February 1, 2019 through March 5, 2019.
Entries must be completely original works and previously unpublished.
Flash fiction and short nonfiction entries must be no longer than 1,000 words.
Poetry entries must be no longer than 50 lines.
For all genres, entries must choose from one of the below themes:
“Write about the moment you knew you were a writer”
“Write about a character who is a mentor or mentee”
Upon submission, please include the following:
- Entry fee of $10 per submission, paid here. (link available early 2019)
- Word document format
- Cover page with full name, a short bio, contact information, genre you’re submitting to, chosen theme, and name of piece
- Winners will be displayed on the Write to Publish website, so with your submission, attach an additional page with a photo of yourself, a short bio, and whether or not you’d be interested in reading your submission at the conference
Submissions and questions, or concerns, must be sent to W2P@ooliganpress.pdx.edu.
Winners will be chosen based on creativity and effectively meeting guidelines, as well as theme, through a process of blind judging. For each writing contest, winners will be notified by April 2, 2019. Each winner will receive a $50 cash prize, publication in a local journal, and an opportunity to read their original work at the Write to Publish conference.
The 2019 Write to Publish conference team would like to thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s writing contest. We look forward to reading through your submission and wish you the best of luck!