Whatcom Writes Annual Writing Contest. Discovery. Submissions Due October 15, 2019

Whatcom WRITES invites writers of all ages and experience levels to explore a theme inspired by the Whatcom READS book each year.  Top entries are selected for publication in the Whatcom WRITES anthology and contributors are invited to read at a public presentation.

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

The theme for 2019 is DISCOVERY, drawn from Eowyn Ivey’s newest novel, To the Bright Edge of the World.  Submissions are due by midnight, October 15.

DETAILS

  • One entry per person, 1,500 word limit.
  • Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are welcome.
  • Entries are judged on their originality, design and creativity, demonstrated writing skill, and appropriateness to the contest theme.

By submitting an entry, writers grant permission for Whatcom READS to share their entries, in part or whole, in the print and digital anthology, as well as in other Whatcom READS publications, websites, social media platforms, and at public presentations. Rights return to the author upon publication.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Send your submissions via email to whatcomwritespress@gmail.com.
  • In the subject line include your name, title of work, and word count.
  • In the body of the email include your name, address, and phone number.
  • Attach a short biographical writer’s statement
  • Attach your submission (1,500 words or less) as a MS Word document.

EOWYN IVEY VISITS MARCH 5–7, 2020

Photo of author Eowyn Ivey
Author Eowyn Ivey at her home near Chickaloon, Alaska. Photographed by Stephen Nowers on January 12, 2011.

Read To the Bright Edge of the World and see what Eowyn Ivey’s characters discover through exploration, solitude, photography, self-reflection, and adventure.  Join the discussion at various events next spring—including visits from the Pulitzer Prize nominated author. 

THE FINE PRINT

Entries received are judged on a rubric that includes originality, design and creativity, demonstrated writing skills, and appropriateness to contest theme.

Whatcom READS will publish a print and electronic anthology of the top entries received.  People who submit top entries will be invited to make a public presentation of their work.

By submitting an entry, writers grant permission to Whatcom READS to share their entries, in part or in whole, in the anthology and in other Whatcom READS print and digital publications, websites and social media sites, and public presentations. Rights return to the author upon publication.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WHATCOM WRITES COLLECTIONS

Published Whatcom WRITES collections can be found at your local library.

MORE INFORMATION

Have questions about Whatcom WRITES? Contact us!