Lake Superior Writers Contest Accepting Entries

Lake Superior Writers announces its 2017 Writing Contest with a theme of “Rivers: Mapped and Unmapped.”

Rivers, real or metaphorical, make up the theme of this year’s contest. Writers have written about rivers as a metaphor for time, history, lifeblood and more. What will rivers, or a specific river, evoke in your writing? In her song River, Joni Mitchell sings, “I wish I had a river I could skate away on.” Lake Superior Writers wants to know what rivers mean to you.

Categories include: Poetry (up to three poems), Short-Short Fiction (500 words, up to two stories), Short Story (1,500-5,000 words, up to two stories), and Creative Non-Fiction (1,500-5,000 words, up to two pieces). One winner in each category will receive a prize of $250 and publication on the Lake Superior Writers website (

Deadline is April 1, 2017. Entry is free for Lake Superior Writers members, $35 for nonmembers. For guidelines and submission information, visit

Lake Superior Writers supports the artistic development of writers and fosters a vibrant literary arts community in northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.

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