2018 Red Sneakers Conference Contest Winners

Arkansas writers Nancy Hartney and Maeve Maddox ranked among the winners of the 2018 Red Sneakers Conference writing contest.

Maeve Maddox

Maeve Maddox took First Place in the Flash Fiction category with a Christmas story named “Priorities.”

Nancy Hartney’s submissions earned recognition in

Nancy Hartney

Fiction and Flash Fiction.

Held in Oklahoma City, […]

Winners of the 2018 Maureen Egen Award

Back in the Fall of 2017, ArkansasWriters reported that Arkansas was chosen as the 2018 participating state for the 2018 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award.

Now we can announce the winners: Joshua Idaszak for fiction and Anushah Jiwani for poetry.

Joshua Idaszak (left) and Anushah Jiwani (right) are the winners of the 2018 Writers […]

Vallum Poetry Competition Deadline July 15 2018

Vallum, a contemporary poetry journal published twice a year in Montreal, has announced the deadline for the 2018 Vallum Poetry Award: July 15, 2018.

First Prize is $750 and publication in Vallum.

Second Prize is $250 and publication in Vallum.

Liz Howard, winner of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize will judge entries for the […]

How Not To Win A Poetry Contest

For you Arkansas Poets who would like to win a poetry contest, here is a blueprint of how NOT to do it. Kate Lacy, Poets Northwest, submitted it to inspire fellow Arkansas poets. The next meeting of Poets Northwest is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the Springdale Public Library, 405 S […]

2018 Sybil Nash Abrams Student Poetry Contest Winners

Pegasus, the winged horse, symbol of poetic inspiration.

Sponsored by the Poets Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA), this year’s Sybil Nash Abrams Student Contest received entries from 88 Arkansas middle, junior, and senior high schools.

Cash awards for first, second, and third place winners of the Abrams contest are

$1,000, $400, and $250.

Winners in […]

Deadline January 8 Egen Competition

JANUARY 8, 2018

A reminder to Arkansas poets and fiction writers that the deadline for the Maureen Egen competition sponsored by Poets&Writers magazine is upon us.

Take that final look at your work and get your manuscripts in the mail before January 8, 2018.

Everything you need to know about submitting

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Calling All Arkansas Writers of Fiction!

Arkansas is the chosen state for the Maureen Egen Writers Award competition for 2018. The competition is sponsored by Poets&Writers Magazine.

This is an incredible opportunity for the state’s fiction-writing community, so get your skates on. The January 8, 2018 deadline will be here before you know it.

Guidelines: Fiction manuscripts should not exceed 25 […]

Calling All Arkansas Poets

Arkansas is the chosen state for the Maureen Egen Writers Award competition for 2018. The competition is sponsored by Poets&Writers Magazine.

This is an incredible opportunity for the state’s poetry-writing community, so get your skates on. The January 8, 2018 deadline will be here before you know it.

Guidelines: Poetry manuscripts should not exceed ten […]

Vallum Poetry Contest Extended to August 31, 2017

Poets who want to submit to the annual contest sponsored by Vallum have until August 31, 2017 to get in their entries.

Vallum is a contemporary poetry journal published biannually in Montreal. The magazine and contributors have won some of literature’s highest honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, Pushcart Prizes, the Griffin Poetry prize, the Governor […]

Write Western

Western Writers of America Annual Convention, June 21 – 24, Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO. Exciting that this conference is held so close to NWAR this year. Lots of time to explore the history of Kansas City including a tour of the Arabia Steamboat Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Sessions of […]