The Chattanooga Writers Guild is pleased to announce the Annual Spring Writing Contest.
It is open to all writers 18 and older, living in the Southeast Tennessee/North Georgia region, or within 70 miles of Chattanooga, and all current members of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild, regardless of location. Submission must have never been published, except on a personal blog, and must be the author's own original work.
The early bird submission period is May 1-31 and the contest closes on June 15. Winners will be announced on July 15.
The categories are Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Creative Culinary Creation: (New Category) A Food-Related Piece + Recipe. For this category, authors are invited to submit a complementary recipe with the food-related story or poem. (Recipes will not be part of the judging process.) If a piece is chosen for the anthology, the recipe will be published, as well. Photos of the dish are accepted but not required.
In the event of an insufficient number of entries in any category, CWG reserves the right to cancel that part of the contest and refund entrants’ entry fees.
The length for prose is a maximum of 2,500 words and 50 lines or 500 words maximum for poetry.
The cash prizes are: 1st Place in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Creative Culinary Creation each receive $100; 2nd Place winners each receive $50; 3rd Place winners each receive $25; Total of Cash Prizes = $700.
Directions for submission are available on the website of the Chattanooga Writers Guild, https://chattanoogawritersguild.org/.
Winners will be announced via Facebook, website, and newsletter on July 15.
The full contest information including rules and a link to the entry form: is here: https://chattanoogawritersguild.org/contests/annual-contest/