December Contest

Our theme for December is "Closure." Our judge will be KB Ballentine, assisted by Calvin Beam and Chris Wood. KB teaches creative writing, theatre arts, and literature to high school and college students. She has an M.A. in Writing and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and publications, including Atlanta... Continue Reading →

November Contest Winners

Our theme for November's contest was "Tradition."  The winner in the prose category is Calvin Beam with his entry, "A Family Tradition." Calvin Beam writes humorous fantasy and mystery stories from his home in Chattanooga. His short stories have appeared in two collections and have been recognized by the Chattanooga and Knoxville writers' guilds. He is... Continue Reading →

2020 Anthology Launch Party

2020 Anthology: Join us for a party to launch the CWG 2020 Anthology, containing some of the best writing in Chattanooga: YOURS! This collection of writings begins each year with our Spring Writing Contest and comes to fulfillment with the publication. This edition is adorned with writings and photos celebrating our beloved city, Chattanooga. Launch... Continue Reading →

November Contest

November's theme is "Tradition." Our judge will be Chris Wood, assisted by Kelle Z. Riley and Kate Landers. Contest Rules:Submission period: 1st - 21st of each month (excepting February) from September 2020 through August 2021.Eligibility: All current members of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild. Submissions must have never been published (personal blogs are ok), and must... Continue Reading →

October Contest Winners are:

October's theme was "Afterlife" Kelly Hanwright in poetry : "To Neruda - A Request" Ray Zimmerman in prose: "Life After Writing" Kelly Hanwright is a poet, teacher and dog trainer living in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. She creates art to help understand herself and her life. She shares it to help others find strategies to... Continue Reading →

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