For Writers

The 2020 Writers Conference was held online Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15.  If you would like to watch one of the sessions, they will be available on demand. Watch this space for updates.

  • Next up on the JoCoWrites Blog:

    Thanks for your creative responses to our choose-your-own-adventure conference prompt! For January, we'd love to see something you started writing in 2020--a poem, a story, an essay. Maybe you abandoned it last April, but still want to share what you started; or maybe this prompt inspires you to come up with something fresh--your choice. Post 500 words or less of something you've been working on. Submit your piece​.

  • 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 »

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