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Mountain West Writers' Contest Call For Submission

We are excited to announce this year's Mountain West Writers’ Contest and encourage students, alumni and other local writers to submit. The contest is open to writers currently living in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming or Utah.

Submissions open Sept 15th and are due by November 3rd.  Poetry submissions should not exceed 10 pages or 5 poems and prose submissions should not exceed 25 pages. Prose can be fiction or nonfiction.

The 2017 judges are Bob Hicok (poetry) and Lily Hoang (Prose). Prizes will be awarded in both categories and the winners will receive cash awards of $500 and publication in the Spring 2018issue of WHR. All entrants will also receive one copy of the prize issue.

For more information visit the WHR website at:

Last Updated: 10/4/17