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Writing Contests

Check out these two contests with upcoming submission deadlines.


The WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook competition is hosted by Writer’s Relief, Inc. The chapbook contest runs until May 25, 2016. The winning poet will receive a $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free copies.

The contest is limited to poetry chapbooks 24 – 48 pages in length, and the entry fee is $20. Review contest submission guidelines >>


The Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), a nonprofit association of independent book publishers, authors, and related publishing service providers, has been providing leadership in independent publishing since 1992.

The annual CIPA EVVY Book Awards have a 22-year history and are considered prestigious recognition in the independent publishing community.

Submissions for the 2016 CIPA EVVYs began in February and will end on May 31, 2016. More information >>