New for Youth!

I’m happy to announce that our first Annual Youth Contest will begin in just a few short days! You have just enough time to polish them entries and get them ready for entry! We’re accepting entries from May 1- June 1, or until we reach 100 entries. We do have a few things up our sleeves which will be announced shortly. So keep your eyes on this site! As always if you have any questions, please email contest(at)kwawriters(dot)org.

~Samantha LaFantasie, Contest Coordinator

For more information on our contest, visit the Youth Writer Contest tab or click here.

NaNoWriMo Stars in our Midst

Several of our members are putting up rock-star numbers in the annual writing marathon known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo to its fans). The goal is to write 50,000 words of fiction before the clock strikes December.

NaNoWriMoIt’s more than a random number and a personal goal. NaNoWriMo is a community event. You can keep a running log of your progress at, chat with other writers for support, and generally encourage one another to keep the word count coming. Some might view is as a stunt, others as a lark. But for the vast majority, it works because it sets up a challenge and a deadline that, frankly, most of us need to stay on task.

If you’re participating in this year’s NaNo, post your progress here too so we can cheer you on! Just use the comment section below.

2011 Writing Contest is OPEN!

We’re putting out the call: our annual Prose and Poetry Competition is accepting submissions! Win a little cash, earn some cred, and get feedback on your writing. We have several categories in adult and youth divisions.

Winners will be published in an anthology, and awards will be presented at our annual Scene Conference in March.

Visit our Contest page for all the details.

Deadline is Dec. 31 — but it’s closer than it sounds, so don’t procrastinate. This could be your year.