2023 Monthly 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 Chattanooga Writers’ Guild only, and are free to enter. To become a member, click HERE.

FAQ: How do I submit to the Monthly Contests?

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 tech-support@chattanoogawritersguild.org.

MonthGenreThemeFinal Judge
JanuaryPoetryAppalachiaHelga Kidder
FebruaryFictionFeel the FeelsSherry Poff
MarchCreative NonfictionCulinaryKate Lander
AprilPoetryHumorHelga Kidder
MayFictionDreams and NightmaresNatalie Kimbell
JuneCreative NonfictionWhere I Come FromSherry Poff
JulyPoetryDays in the SunHelga Kidder
AugustFictionSecretsSherry Poff
SeptemberCreative NonfictionBe BraveNatalie Kimbell
OctoberPoetryBonesHelga Kidder
NovemberFictionThe Family You ChooseKate Landers
DecemberCreative NonfictionYour HolidaySherry Poff

Preliminary judges are the board members of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild with final judging by the person listed each month.

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