Writers & Readers Common Grounds Readings When Announced

Note: All submissions frrom 2021 on are publication only with a submission fee of $5.00

Paul Gruchow Essay Contest April 22, 2021 -Publication Only  

Carol Bly Post Card Fiction Contest Deadline September 16, 2021- Publication Only

Winter in Variations: Bill Holm Witness Poetry Contest- Deadline December 15, 2021- Publication Only

Bug City: make a bug - Buggy Poetry in the shape of a bug: Contest for kids up to age 18 - Deadline June 31, 2021  Publication Only

Prairie Poetry Prize: Prairie Sampler Anthology Deadline August 19, 2021 Publication Only

 *All submission opportunities must be in English and are open to all who live in the United States 48

* All submissions must be submitted via Submittable with a $5.00 fee

* All winning entries will be published online

* No submissions will be accepted via email

* Please include contact information and bio with your submissions

* Submissions that don't follow the guidelines will not be considered

* Writers Rising Up reserves the right to declare no winner or winners

* Writers own all rights to their writing

* Winners only must submit (color optional) head shot, and four high quality jpeg images that will be published on our blogs.

 http://wrupblog.blogspot.com/  and  http://efeitbirdersblog.blogspot.com/ 


bug city: make a bug- Bug Poetry in the Shape of a Bug (Shaped Poems) Publication Only, Deadline June 31, 2021 

Eden Prairie Hometown Celebration and Buggy Poetry Contest 


Come on over and meet the neighbors: seed carrying ants and nocturnal beetles with luminescent tummies...

Write 1 poem for each bug; that's ten poems

Poems must be in the shape of bugs  (Shaped Poems) on our bug list at http://www.writersrisingup.org/2013-03-04-21-15-24/details/18-bug-city-make-a-bug-july-4-2016-eden-p...

* See Pinterest URLs for examples of Shaped Poetry at the Pinterest URLS at our Events and Contests Link.

* Use buggy words at Writers Rising Up http://www.writersrisingup.com/common-grounds/writers-readers-common-grounds/bug-city-make-a-bug

• Must be original unpublished work.

• Submit with name, contact info and a short bio.

• Writer owns all rights

Selected poems will be published at  http://wrupblog.blogspot.com/ 

Submission Fee: $5.00

Submit by June 31, 2021

There can be more than one winner, prize split.

Poems published at Writers Rising Up

Prairie Poetry Prize: Prairie Sampler 


One poem each for each prairie grass on the list...

Indian Grass

June Grass

Little Bluestem

Prairie Cord Grass

Prairie Dropseed

Sideoats Gramma

Switchgrass


•Poems no more than 20 lines based on these Prairie Grasses

•Must be original unpublished work. 

•Submit with name, contact info and a short bio.
•The submission process includes a $5.00 submission fee.. 

•Writer owns all rights

•Writers Rising Up reserves the right to declare no winners

• Work to be published at  http://efeitbirdersblog.blogspot.com/ 


Carol Bly Post Card Fiction Contest – Publication Only

  •Submission Deadline Sept 16th, 2021

  •Entry Fee: $5.00 (only one entry per writer)

  •Theme related to place, inner struggles and relationships

 •Must be original unpublished work consisting of six 250 word postcards

  •Winner or winners to be published online at  http://wrupblog.blogspot.com/ 

  •Writer owns all rights

•Writers Rising Up reserves the right to declare no winner.

Winter in Variations: Bill Holm Witness Poetry Contest – December 15, 2021 Publication Only

  •Submission of six poems, no onger than 20 lines each, accepted up to December 15, 2021 (NOTE: NO Submission will be accepted without SIX poems.)

  •Write poems about witnessing some every-day occurrence in winter

  •Must be original unpublished work.

  •Winner or winners to be published online at  http://wrupblog.blogspot.com/ 

  •Writer owns all rights

  •Writers Rising Up reserves the right to declare no winner.

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