Literary contest offers cash awards

College extends submission deadline until March 13


Each year, the active Writers Studio at Arapahoe Community College sponsors a literary contest, with first-place winners in poetry, fiction and nonfiction eligible for cash awards, publication in the Progenitor literary magazine and the opportunity to read at the annual Literary Festival on April 23 in the Half Moon at ACC.

The deadline for submissions is extended to March 13 and the contest is open to all Colorado residents, including ACC students and employees.

The 2016 judges are Lorna Dee Cervantes, poetry; Steven Harvey, nonfiction; and Laura Pritchett, fiction.


● Fiction and nonfiction — original unpublished manuscripts, not to exceed 20 pages typed, 12-point font, double-spaced. One manuscript per entry fee.

● Poetry — up to three original, unpublished poems per entry fee.

Include titles on the manuscript, but your name must not appear on the manuscript. Submission form is online:

All submissions will be done electronically through Writers Studio submission page at Submittable.

A $12 entry fee is required for each submission; $8 for registered ACC students. Payment will be made electronically through Submittable with a small fee for the credit card transaction.

Fill out a cover letter including Colorado residency status, and ACC student status if applicable. Give your full name, email address and titles of your entries. (Submissions will not be accepted if emailed to Writers Studio, nor if snail-mailed.)

Literary Festival

The annual ACC Literary Festival with workshops and readings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 23 in the Half Moon at ACC. The festival judges will be featured as well as journalist Joel Warner and Young Adult novelist Rebecca Taylor. There will be a special presentation on publishing with Juliet Hubbell.

If you go

The Half Moon is on the Ground Floor (west end) of the Arapahoe Community College Main Campus at 5901 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.


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