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Opportunities for writers

DISCLAIMER:  Wyoming Writers, Inc. often passes along news from outside sources. The organization does not take responsibility for non-WW, Inc. events, contests or markets. Please exercise due diligence when deciding to pursue any contest, event or publishing opportunity.


Pamela Fagan Hutchins Writing Retreats



Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Fellowship

The Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship is a national call open to writers and journalists who demonstrate serious inquiry and dedication to the Greater Yellowstone region through their work. Fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,500. Learn more HERE.

Cabin Fever Writers Conference

February 23rd, 5:30-8:00 PM and Saturday February 24th 8:30-3:30 held at River of Life Church, Casper, Wyoming. Friday evening includes speakers, book signings, genre tables, and S’Mores! $75 registration includes lunch on Saturday. Keynote speaker is Lynn Donavon from CO, author of over 100 books, and  other presenters include Eugene Gagliano and Echo Klaproth, former WY state poet laureates, plus more.

Register online at Or call Phone 307.369.5433.


Wyoming Young Authors Contest 

Annual K-12 writing contest. Learn more HERE.

Big Muddy’s Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: October 1, annually.
Reading Fee: $15 
Award: $500 and publication in an issue of Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.  
Learn more HERE.

Mighty River short Story Contest

Deadline: October 1, annually.
Reading Fee: $20 
Award: $1,000 and publication in an issue of Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.  
Learn more HERE.


Ongoing Deadline: November 30th (Postmarked).

An extended community arts outreach program of the National League of American Pen Women. The annual Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition consists of thirteen categories and is open to everyone, everywhere. Judges look for original, freshly creative and finely crafted works that embrace all creative interpretations of the statement by English poet, John Keats: “Some say the world is a vale of tears, I say it is a place of soul-making.” Learn more HERE.


The Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Contest began as a monthly competition in July 2017. On January 1, 2019 the competition shifted to a quarterly competition. The reading fee for entry is a low $7 (a prime number) per submission, with the following payouts for our winners:

First Prize: $353 (a prime number) and publication 

Second Prize: $151 (a prime number) and publication

Third Prize: $53 (a prime number dear to us) and publication

Winners will be announced no later than one month following the close of submissions and the stories will appear in the next quarterly issue of Prime Number Magazine. Learn more HERE.


Moon City Review

Moon City Review accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, translations, and book reviews. Since submissions are open year-round, response times may be slower in the summer. Learn how to submit HERE.


An online anthology of essays that considers the elements of poetry through practice. The essays reveal the insights poets gained while writing or reading a particular poem or set of poems. Each essay ends with a prompt that challenges readers to consider their own understanding of that poetic element. Each essay submission should consider how a poem—yours and/or someone else’s—has helped you to better understand a specific poetic principle. We encourage potential contributors to begin where they are most compelled, with the poems that act as touchstones, poems that they return to again and again for inspiration, solace, and guidance. For the full description of the project, submissions guidelines, deadlines, and other information, please visit the Call for Submissions post on our Facebook page.

The Cincinnati Review

The Cincinnati Review welcomes submissions from writers at any point in their careers. We read between September 1 and March 1, with an exception: miCRo submissions are open year-round, excluding the time during which we accept contest submissions. Find out how to submit HERE

Main Street Rag

Main Street Rag is a publishing company that produces a literary magazine, anthologies, and other books. They also have contests. You can learn more HERE.

The Sun

The Sun publishes interviews, essays, fiction, and poetry. They would also like provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. They pay up to $2,000.00 for interviews and essays, $1,500.00 for fiction, and $200.00 for poetry. Work must be sent by mail. Find guidelines HERE

High Desert Journal

High Desert Journal is a forum for literary, visual and journalistic artists to contribute a deeper understanding of the landscape and people of the interior West. They accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, books reviews, essays, interviews, and visual arts. They accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. They publish biannually (in November and May) and review submissions year round. Check out their WEBSITE for more information.

orion magazine

Orion Magazine accepts short essays of up to 350 words for their online The Place Where Where You Live department. Some essays will be selected for publication in the print magazine. Find more information HERE


Writing Careers: The Business Behind Becoming an Author

MONEY-SAVING GUIDE FOR AUTHORS - Kindly provided to us by Hannah Bass of Alabama

HAND HOBBIES:  A RESOURCE GUIDE TO WRITING BASICS - Kindly provided to us by the Senior Scouts

Contact Us

All inquiries can be directed via email to or to our mailing address:

Wyoming Writers, Inc.

109 E. 17th St.

Suite #5921

Cheyenne, WY 82001

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