New Year, New Monthly Contest Series with the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild

Our Monthly Contest Series resumes tomorrow! We will rotate through a pattern of Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction throughout the year, with a new theme each month. Check them out below and start writing today!

2023 Contest Series Info

Our Monthly Contests will open on the 1st of each month and close on the last day, with one winner and one runner-up announced the following month. Winners receive $25, and winners and runners-up receive publication in and one free copy of our next anthology, available in 2024. Monthly Contests are available to current members of the CWG only, and are free to enter. To become a member, click HERE.

Word limit: Poetry 40 lines; Prose 1500 words. The submission form can be found under the “Members” tab on our website homepage and is accessible only after you have logged in. If you need assistance logging in or finding the form, please email

FebruaryFictionFeel the Feels
MarchCreative NonfictionCulinary
MayFictionDreams and Nightmares
JuneCreative NonfictionWhere I Come From
JulyPoetryDays in the Sun
SeptemberCreative NonfictionBe Brave
NovemberFictionThe Family You Choose
DecemberCreative NonfictionYour Holiday

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