Winners Announced

CWG 2021 Spring Writing Contest winners are: Poetry 1st place: "Reading Moll Flanders" Helga Kidder 2nd place: "Blaze" Ken Harpe 3rd place: "Read House Hotel" Helga Kidder Fiction 1st Place "An Honest-to-God Miracle" Kate Landers 2nd Place      "Measure" Alexandria Brielle Kelly 3rd Place      "The Croaks are Coming" Tyler York Nonfiction First Place: "P. S. Please Still be my... Continue Reading →

Monthly Contest: June-July

Our theme for June's contest was "Exploration" and our winner is Sherry Poff with her creative nonfiction piece, "Northeast."  Sherry Poff grew up in the hills of West Virginia. She now lives and writes in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she interacts with a large group of students and family members. Sherry holds an MA in... Continue Reading →

Spring Writing Contest: home stretch

The deadline for submitting entries to the 2021 Spring Writing Contest is midnight Tuesday June 15. You still have time - but not much! Complete instructions and link to entry form are located on this page: CONTEST

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 →

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 →

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