Read Local by Category: Writing Contest

BuildaBetterWorld
May 15, 2017

At Johnson County Library we love local authors. In support of our home-grown talent, we invite submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays.

Our theme for May - August is Build a Better World

HeartofAmericaShakespeareFestival
Feb 9, 2017

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is celebrating 25 year of presenting Shakespeare’s works and providing year-round education programs for kids and adults. Join the celebration! Sonnet and Poster Contests (scroll past several entries) for youth and adults are open now until April 14th.

Winners of the sonnet competition will read their sonnets, and posters will be displayed, at a reception in their honor.

The Many in One
Dec 28, 2016

Here at the Library we love local authors and want to help you share your work with your community. Our 2017 spring theme, The Many in One, is all about identity. Walt Whitman once said “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes.” We invite you to navigate the many identities that make you “you” this spring at Johnson County Library.  

KC Voices
Dec 21, 2016

Kansas City is home to several publications that host writing contests. While submissions are accepted from around the world, having them based here makes us proud. 

KC Voices is a Kansas City based literary magazine whose mission is to support established artists, inspire new voices, and contribute to the growing cultural conversation.

May 5, 2016

BORDER CRIMES CHAPTER OF SISTERS IN CRIME
Mystery Readers and Writers Day with Rhys Bowen
9:00 a. m. till 3:00 p. m. on August 6, 2016
Second Presbyterian Church 318 E. 55th Street KCMO 64113

 Mystery Starts Contest

Apr 22, 2016

The theme for our current writing contests is Bear Witness. Work submitted to Read Local should be a testament to a significant event, moment, or issue. From validating an invention as genius to condemning a criminal to prison, we determine the worth of ideas, causes, and even people often without hesitation. At its essence, prescribing a value to something can create conflict: ethical, moral, and even political.

Apr 6, 2016

UMKC's literary magazine New Letters is currently accepting submissions with notable prize money, the Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award is accepting nominations for a top local author to recognize, and we want to bring your attention to a calendar of local literary events.

First up: New Letters:

$4,500 in awards for writers | Deadline: May 18, 2016

Mar 10, 2016

Our Faster, Higher, Stronger essay contest deadline has been extended to Monday, March 21st. That gives you several weeks to write an essay addressing the notion of competition. The modern day Olympics were begun as a way to bring cultures together through friendly competition. Combining brains and brute, the Summer Games are the world stage for athletes to test skills and push human experience to unimaginable limits.

lips telling Listen to Your Mother
Feb 4, 2016

Calling all writers, aspiring writers, or people with a story of motherhood to share and read your own words about motherhood at Liberty Hall for the 3rd annual Listen to Your Mother scheduled for 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Feb 1, 2016

Our Faster, Higher, Stronger essay contest deadline has been extended to Monday, March 21st. That gives you several weeks to write an essay addressing the notion of competition. The modern day Olympics were begun as a way to bring cultures together through friendly competition. Combining brains and brute, the Summer Games are the world stage for athletes to test skills and push human experience to unimaginable limits.

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