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

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 →

October Contest

October's theme is Afterlife The judge is Calvin Beam, assisted by Virginia Perry and Zuki Landau-Fishman. Rules & Guidelines 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 be... Continue Reading →

Monthly Contest – September

We Love Contests! Launching our monthly contest series starting today. This contest is open and free to all current members of the CWG. One entry per member. Winners will receive $25 and publication on our website. Deadline to enter is September 21. Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry accepted. This month's judge will be Kate Landers,... Continue Reading →

Spring Writing Contest Winners!

The winners of our 2020 Spring Writing Contest are: FICTION1st PLACE - The Interview by Karen Smith 2nd PLACE - Ol' Jem by Devereaux Chivington-Stebbins 3rd PLACE - A True Love Potion by Alexandria Kelly FINALISTS - Alma's Explosion by Gary Sedlacek, Bed Racing by Jerry Harwood, Old Man by M. Kent Anderson, Immunity by... Continue Reading →

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