Category Archives: BWA writing contest

Great writers writing in Minnesota

In the three years that I’ve been involved with Brainerd Writers Alliance while learning the how-tos of writing a novel, I’ve been stunned at the level of great talent I’ve found in Minnesota.  Talented writers abound. Maybe it’s the isolation of winter … Continue reading

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Writing Fiction

Not that I’m doing that this week. I’m imaging myself writing fiction but instead, I’m promoting the Brainerd Writers Alliance MN writers contest and the writers’ conference. We still need submissions and we still need registrations to make this thing … Continue reading

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May 2018 Brainerd Writers Alliance News and Meeting Agenda

2018 WRITERS CONFERENCE & BOOK FAIR Oct. 27, 2018 9:30 to 3:30 p.m., Location to be announced Ticket sales open June 1 2018 Conference Speaker| Minnesota Book Award finalist Erin Hart Author of Haunted Ground, Lake of Sorrows, False Mermaid, The … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2017 BWA writing contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 BWA Writing Contest! Creative nonfiction: First place: “With This Ring,” Anjanette Bandel, Rochester Second place: “Butterflies,” Brielle Bredsten, Aitkin Fiction 1st place: “After School,” Melissa B. L. Birch, Pequot Lakes 2nd place: “The … Continue reading

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BWA 2017 Writing Contest, Fall Festival and Book Fair

Call for Entries, Minnesota writers Enter the Brainerd Writers Alliance 2017 Writing Contest   GUIDELINES and INFORMATION This contest is open to all writers who are residents of Minnesota. CATEGORIES Fiction: 2500 word limit. Tips: Stories need a strong hook … Continue reading

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2016 BWA Writing Contest Judges and Festival Speaker Announced!

We’re announcing our 2016 Judges and featured speaker for the BWA writing contest and Fall Festival. Details on the contest, festival and writing contest guidelines are on our 2016 Writing Contest and Fall Festival page. Remember to enter before August 24! We … Continue reading

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2016 Writing Contest – call for entries

The Brainerd Writers Alliance is now accepting entries for their 2016 Writing Contest. This ‪contest‬ is open to all ‪Minnesota‬ ‪‎writers‬. Categories are fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. The Brainerd Writers Alliance Fall Festival will be held October 29th at … Continue reading

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Winners of 2014 BWA Writers Contest

Non-Fiction 1st Place “Annette Grosse” by Carol Jean Campbell, Brainerd, MN 2nd Place “Season of Lefse and Loss”  by Norma Thorstad Knapp, Alexandria, MN Honorable Mention “The Splinter” by Craig Nagel, Pequot Lakes,MN Fiction 1st Place  “In Joy and in … Continue reading

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2014 Fall Writers’ Festival – updated info

2014 Fall Writers’ Festival 9:30 am—3:00 pm October 25th  At the Northland Arburetum Doors open at 9:00 am for registration Featuring …   this year’s BWA Writing Contest Winners and our special guest author and professor, Geoff Herbach, who will speak on — “The Willingness to … Continue reading

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Winners in the 2013 BWA Writers Contest

Congratulations to the 2013 BWA Writing Contest winners!   CREATIVE NONFICTION 1st Place–The Farm by Laura Murray from North Mankato, MN 2nd Place–Kinsee by Janet Preus from Minneapolis, MN   FICTION 1st Place–Loving Sanya by Kirstin Ruth Bratt from Sauk … Continue reading

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