Tempe Community Writing Contest 2018

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We invite submissions in: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction 

High School Students, College Students (undergraduate & graduate), Adults
  • Open to all Tempe residents, Tempe Library Cardholders and Arizona State University students.
  • Judging will be done by members of ASU’s creative writing community.
  • Please do not include your name or any other identifying information anywhere in your manuscript.
  • No simultaneous submissions please, meaning you have not also sent this work to another contest or literary journal.
  • One submission per entrant only.
  • One winner from each entry category will be chosen for each genre.
  • Winners will be announced in March 2018.
  • Winners will receive a copy of the collected winning entries and be invited to read from their work at a reception for contest participants.
  • Winning entries will be published on the Tempe Public Library website.
  • A reception for contest participants, winners and their guests will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6 - 7:30 pm at the Tempe Public Library.
  • Prior contest winners must wait three years from the time of their winning submission before submitting new work to the Tempe Community Writing Contest.