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2016 Arizona Literary Contest - Closed

The 2016 Contest is now in the process of literary evaluation through August 31, 2016. Category Finalists will be announced no later than September 9, 2016. Thanks to the 100s of authors and writers who are competing this year. Good luck to All!

The annual Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open from January 1 to July 1 each year to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. Categories for published and unpublished works encompass a variety of genre.

Unpublished Categories:

Short Stories
Poems
Articles/Essay/True Stories
Unpublished Novels
New Drama Writing

Published Categories:

Fiction: Novels/Novellas or Short Story Anthologies (all by same author)
Nonfiction Books
Children's Literature - both board and chapter books

PRIZES - MONEY AND PUBLICATION AWARDS

GRAND PRIZE GREEN PIECES PRESS ARIZONA BOOK OF THE YEAR $500

First Prize Most Categories $150 & publication or feature in Arizona Literary Magazine 2017

Second Prize Most Categories $75 & publication or feature in Arizona Literary Magazine 2017

Third Prize Most Categories $30 & publication or feature in Arizona Literary Magazine 2017

Grand Prize New Drama Writing $250 & publication or feature in Arizona Literary Magazine 2017

First & Second Prize Winners in Poetry, Essay, Short Story Nominated for the Pushcart Prize

Follow the links at the left for guidelines and entry form or email Literary Contest Director, AzAuthors@gmail.com.




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