Congratulations to Karen Harris, 2014 editor's pick for Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction. Her essay, "Aging Out of Certainty," found in this year's anthology, won the grand prize of free tuition to the 2015 NCW Conference in March!
Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2014 NCW Contest Winners is now available on Amazon and at our CreateSpace e-store.
2015 Contests Are Under Way!
NOW OPEN: Short Fiction
DEADLINE: March 31, 2015
The short story can be in any genre or style and should have broad appeal. See below for word count and style guidelines. The final judge for this year's short fiction competition is award-winning author and Pushcart editor Robert McBrearty.
Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
SUBMISSION PERIOD: April 1-June 30, 2015
The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere--and if it's humorous too, even better. See below for word count and style guidelines. Our final judge in this category is the 2014 Colorado Book Award winner for Creative Nonfiction, BK Loren.
SUBMISSION PERIOD: July 1-September 30, 2015
Poems can be in any style, up to 250 lines. Submit up to three poems per entry fee in this category (see submission formatting instructions below). The final judge for poetry is Colorado's new Poet Laureate, Joseph Hutchison.