By Randi Samuelson-Brown Ah…the ever-changing landscape of writing and publishing. For those just in the beginning phases of their writing and publishing journey, I do have a fewwords that might help. Know that when one option is taken off the table, another one is usuallywaiting in the wings. The problem is to locate that newContinue reading “Short Stories Open Doors”
Category Archives: WWW Awards
High School Writing Contest
Do you know a high school student who enjoys writing? Do you know a teacher who would encourage their students to enter writing contests? As part of a high-schooler’s journey into the world of words, WWW would like to invite young writers ages 13-19 to submit their short pieces about women and girls in theContinue reading “High School Writing Contest”
Registration is Now Open
Registration for the 2023 Women Writing the West Virtual Conference is now open. Follow the to the WWW website for more information or to register.
2023 WWW LAURA Short Fiction Award
Submit applications for the 2023 LAURA Short Story Contest from March 1, 2023 to April 30, 2023
WILLA Literary Award
Entries for the 25th Annual WILLA Literary Award is now being accepted. Submit from November 1, 2022 to February 1, 2023. Visit the Women Writing the West website under for more information.
Contests & Awards for Writers
Have you ever gone down a rabbit hole looking for contests and awards to submit your written work to? Carolyn Niethammer has compiled a list to help you on your research journey.
2021 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists
Women Writing the West® (WWW) is proud to announce the 2021 WILLA Literary Award competition Winners and Finalists, representing the best of 2020 published literature for women’s or girls’ stories set in the North American West. WWW, a nonprofit association of writers and other writing professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West, is the underwriter andContinue reading “2021 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists”
2021 DOWNING Journalism Award Finalists
Exciting News! The finalists for the 2021 DOWNING Journalism Award are as follows in alphabetical order: Wild Women of the West: Jenny Murphy by Chris Enss, Ripple Effect: Will the West Figure Out How to Share Water? by Sophia Jeremias Living Space by Susan Tweit. Congratulations to all! The winner will be announced at theContinue reading “2021 DOWNING Journalism Award Finalists”
Finalists Announced – 2021 LAURA Short Fiction Award
I’m pleased to announce The 2021 Women Writing the West LAURA Short Fiction Award finalists in no particular order: “The Pretender” by Karen Jones “Lila’s Song” by Jane Perry “Mountain Trout” by Heather Ormsby Final placements will be announced during the 2021 Women Writing the West virtual conference in October. Congratulations, ladies!Betsy Betsy Randolph2021 President-ElectTheContinue reading “Finalists Announced – 2021 LAURA Short Fiction Award”
Literature For All
Why adjust The WILLA Literary Award categories? Romantic fiction has been around since the 18th century, but it was Jane Austen who set the world on fire with a new form of fiction focusing on the lives and everyday struggles of female protagonists–particularly their romantic lives. Pride and Prejudice, published in 1811, did not identifyContinue reading “Literature For All”