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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: WritersNL’s 2023 Winter E-Zine!

December 9, 2023

Celebrate Winter Traditions with a WRITING contest from WritersNL!

As we did in 2022 and 2021, we’re marking the holidays by toasting to our local authors! To celebrate the busy holiday season, with Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, the New Year, and more, we want to read YOUR stories about what brightens your spirits during the long, dark winter season.

Our 2023 theme is open to many interpretations: holidays, winter, family traditions and celebrations, and more. Fiction, non-fiction, prose, poetry – all formats are welcome for submission.

The top submissions will be compiled into a holiday/winter-themed e-zine, to be distributed electronically to WritersNL’s membership base – now boasting 500 members… That’s 1,000 eyes reading your work.

Click here to view last year’s Winter E-Zine, and our 2021 edition, to get an idea!

In this E-Zine, WritersNL will print five stories, with prizes for the top submissions:

🥇 1st Place: $250
🥈 2nd Place: $200
🥉 3rd Place: $150
🏅 Our two runners-up will receive $50 each.

Contest Details:

– Contest is open to WritersNL Members only.
– Limited to one entry per person.
– Entries, regardless of format, can be a maximum of 500 words.
– Poets can submit more than one poem, up to 500 words.
– Winter E-Zine 2022 winners are ineligible for entry.
– All identifying markers will be removed from entries, to be submitted to a jury who will select the top readings.

Submit your stories to, using the subject line “Winter E-Zine.”

Deadline for entries: 5 p.m. on December 9, 2023.

The e-zine will be released digitally on Thursday, December 21, 2023 on the Winter Solstice!

Click here for full submission guidelines!

Times and Locations

December 9, 2023

5:00 pm