For Writers

2020 Writers Conference:
Save the Date! The 2020 Writers Conference will be Thursday, November 12 – Sunday, November 15 (Sunday is just for kids) at Lenexa City Center.

Writing Contests:
Every month we host a new contest with prizes including a $200 honorarium and an invitation to read at a Library event. One winner will be selected from submissions of poetry, short fiction, and essays. See previous winners, or read more about the guidelines and enter your original works here »

Next up on the JocoWrites Blog: Thanks for sharing your haiku poems throughout April! Now we're looking forward to reading your responses to May's prompt:2020 has become a live-action dystopian novel; imagine how the plot may develop from here--how would you like the story to turn out? Submit your piece​

Teen Literary Journal:

elementia issue xvii is available now to enjoy online. Don't miss this courageous issue featuring poetry, short stories and art around the theme of Connection!

Looking for critique before submitting to a journal or contest? Try Brainfuse. It’s free with your Johnson County Library card and offers a quick turnaround time.

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