Writers & Readers Common Grounds Readings When Announced

Note: All submissions for 2022 are publication only with a submission fee of $5.00

Submissions are all currently open for 2022

Note that you may submit before the submission deadline, but work will not be read until all submissions are in after the deadline.

Paul Gruchow Essay Contest Deadline April 22, 2022 -Publication Only  

Carol Bly Post Card Fiction Contest Deadline September 16, 2022 - Publication Only

Winter in Variations: Bill Holm Witness Poetry Contest- Deadline December 15, 2022- 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, 2022  Publication Only

Prairie Poetry Prize: Prairie Sampler Anthology Deadline August 19, 2022 Publication Only

 *All submission opportunities must be in English and 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 NEW blog.

https://weyoumewrite.blogspot.com/


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Submission Deadline: June 31, 2022


Eden Prairie Hometown Celebration and Buggy Poetry Contest 

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

Submission Deadline: August 19, 2022


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  • Must be original unpublished work.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 https://weyoumewrite.blogspot.com/


Submission Deadline: April 22, 2022


  • 1500 words or less
  • One essay only per person
  • First Publication on WRU Blog, author owns all rights.
  • Only original unpublished work to be submitted
  • Submission $5.00 Fee
  • Published at  https://weyoumewrite.blogspot.com/
  • Writer owns all rights
  • Writers Rising Up reserves the right to declare no winner.

Submission Deadline: September 16, 2022


  • 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  https://weyoumewrite.blogspot.com/
  • Writer owns all rights
  • Writers Rising Up reserves the right to declare no winner.

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2022


  • Submission of six poems, no longer than 20 lines each 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 https://weyoumewrite.blogspot.com/
  • Writer owns all rights
  • Writers Rising Up reserves the right to declare no winner.
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