The Chattanooga Writers’ Guild 2016 Spring Writing contest

24 March 2016

The Chattanooga Writers’ Guild is sponsoring its

2nd Annual Spring Writing

Open to any piece that has not been previously published.

Deadline: April 15, 201​6


  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-fiction


  • Poetry: 40 lines or fewer
  • Prose: 2,500 words or fewer

CWG Board Members will select the finalists in a blind judging. Winners will be selected by:

Initial judging by CWG board: April 16 to May 15

Final judging by guest judges: May 16 to May 31

​Winners will be notified by email and announced at the CWG monthly meeting on June 14 and on the website in early June.

$5 per entry for CWG members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay below via PayPal or mail a check payable to:
Chattanooga Writers’ Guild
2288 Gunbarrel Rd, Ste. 154-251
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Prizes (for each category):
First place: $50
Second place: $30
Third place: $20

​All winners and honorable mentions will also be published in the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild 2016 Anthology! 
Click here to buy a copy of last year’s anthology.

How to Submit: 

  • All submissions must be attached as a Word document, with no identifying information on the manuscript itself.
  • A cover page must be attached separate from the manuscript, with your full name, address, phone number, email address, and title of the manuscript.
  • Email entries to, or click the button at the top of the page.
  • Don’t forget to pay your entry fee!

Any questions? Contact: Rosemary Walch (

Visit the website for details and PayPal entries:

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