Nancy Hartney Winner at WriterCon 2019

Arkansas writer Nancy Hartney’s flash fiction piece, “The Barn, Day after the Funeral,” earned the number two slot at WriterCon 2019 in Oklahoma City over the Labor Day weekend.

Nancy has published two short story collections, Washed in the Water and if the creek don’t rise.Both books are available through Pen-L Publishers, Barnes and Noble, […]

Two-week Residency at Dairy Hollow Available to Writer on Specialized Topic

Michelle Hannon, Executive Director of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, has announced the availability of a new fellowship at the Colony.

The award will go to a writer who is working on a short or long work of non-fiction focusing on mental illness, either that of the writer or of someone […]

Kaleidoscope Short Story Contest for Women Only

Write while the keyboard is clear!

Kaleidoscope is a publishing project for women, mostly online. Its purpose is to anthologize short stories and memoirs that capture a uniquely female experience.

The current short story contest, “Summer Vacation,” ends August 8, 2019. The winner and honorable mentions will be announced on September 2, 2019. […]

2019 Nimrod Awards

Submissions to the 41st annual Nimrod Literary Awards must be postmarked April 30, 2019.

The awards are the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. First prizes are $2,000 and publication. Second and prizes are $1,000 and publication, together with a trip to Tulsa to receive the awards and […]

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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