The LSW Writing Contest is open to adults (age 18 and older) with writing in the following categories:

Poetry : Up to 3 poem submissions.
Short-Short Fiction: Up to 2 story submissions. Word count limit per submission: 500
Short Fiction: 1 story submission. Word count limit: 2,500
Stories under 500 words will be considered as a submission for Short-Short Fiction.
Creative Nonfiction: 1 story submission. Word count limit: 2,500

Free entry is a benefit of Lake Superior Writers membership.


Submission Info

  • Cost to Enter: $40

  • Submission Deadline: Mar 31, 2024

  • Open to unpublished manuscripts

Prize Info

  • First Prize: $200

  • Additional Information: The runner-up in each category will receive a prize of $50.

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