August 1, 2016




Calling all Minnesota writers!!

There is still time to enter the 2016 Brainerd Writers Alliance writing contest. Categories include fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Writing must not exceed 2500 words. Poetry is limited to 40 lines. Entry fee is $15 allowing you to enter one piece in each of the writing categories and up to 3 poems. Submissions must be original, unpublished and not previously awarded. Submission guidelines:

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE TYPED! Submit two (2) copies of each entry. Do NOT put your name on the entries. Title, word count & category go on the top left corner of each entry. Entries are to be double spaced (single or double for poetry); 12 pt Times New Roman or similar font. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.

Include a cover sheet with name, address, phone number, email address and list of entry titles with categories & word count.

Mail entries to: BWA Writers Contest, 11767 Pepperidge Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401 by August 24, 2016.

Winners receive cash prizes and are invited to read their entries at BWA’s Fall Writers Festival October 29st at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

Visit our website to view full contest rules and updates regarding the festival. Contact contest chair at 218-828-7750 or with questions.

Categories: General


Lakes Area Writers Alliance is a writers group in Brainerd, Minnesota that offers support, encouragement, and critique to members and visitors to their monthly meetings.

1 Comment

Beverly Abear · August 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm

You all have pieces that could be edited or expanded! Pull them out and look at them with fresh eyes and enter something into the contest!
What has been happening in your life this year? Write something new that reflects what you have been going through.
Also, our next meeting is this coming Saturday at the library at 10 AM. August 13.

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