April Contest

The theme for the April contest is "Camaraderie." Our judges will be Helga Kidder judging poetry and Lee Ann Gillen judging fiction and nonfiction, assisted by Kate Landers.  Helga Kidder lives in the Tennessee hills with her husband. She was awarded an MFA from Vermont College. Her poems appeared in Poetry Quarterly, American Diversity Report,... Continue Reading →

Poets Stage

A collaboration between the Chattanooga Writers' Guild and Rhyme N Chatt The Poets Stage is an online performance poetry competition. All the details, rules, and entry form at: POETS STAGE

Monthly Contest: Feb-March

Our theme for February's contest was "Hope" and our judge was Finn Bille. Out of 7 entries, our winner is KB Ballentine with her poem "March."  KB Ballentine’s seventh collection, Edge of the Echo, is scheduled to launch in the Spring of 2021 with Iris Press. Her earlier books can be found with Blue Light Press,... Continue Reading →

February Contest

Our theme for February 2021 is “Hope.” Our judge will be Finn Bille, assisted by Karen Phillips and Kate Landers. Finn has been writing poetry since his teenage years in Copenhagen, Denmark. His published poetry collections are Waking Dreams, Elsinore, Denmark, 1986; Rites of the Earth, Chattanooga, TN, 1994; Fire Poems, Chattanooga, TN, 2011; and The King’s Coin: Danish-American Poems,... Continue Reading →

January Contest

Open now for submissions to the January monthly contest. The CWG monthly contest is free to all CWG members, awards $25- to each winner, publishes the winning pieces on the CWG website, and in The Pulse online magazine. See complete rules here: monthly-contest-rulesOpen Our theme for January is "Uncertainty." Our judge will be Ann Thornfield-Long,... Continue Reading →

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