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NOW OPEN: Call for Submissions: Celebrate Winter Traditions with a WRITING contest from WANL

November 4, 2021

We’re celebrating the holidays this year by toasting to our local authors!

This year, to commemorate the busy holiday season – with Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, the New Year, and more – we want to read YOUR stories!

Our 2021 theme is: holidays, winter, family traditions and celebrations, and more. We accept fiction, non-fiction, prose, poetry – all formats are welcome for submission.

We will be compiling the top submissions into a holiday/winter-themed e-zine, to be distributed electronically to WANL’s membership base – now boasting almost 450 members… That’s almost 1,000 eyes reading your work!

In this e-zine, WANL will print  five stories, with prizes for the top submissions:

🥇 1st Place: $125
🥈 2nd Place: $100
🥉 3rd Place: $75
Our two runners-up will receive $50 each.

– 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.
– All identifying markers will be removed from entries, to be submitted to a jury who will select the top readings.
– Contest is open to WANL Members only.

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

Deadline for entries: 5 p.m. on December 10, 2021.

The e-zine will be released digitally on Tibb’s Eve Eve (December 22, 2021).

Times and Locations

November 4, 2021

1:00 pm