Paul Gruchow Essay Contest
Paul Gruchow is the author of seven volumes of essays, including the Necessity of Empty Places; Grass Roots: The Universe of Home; and Boundary Waters: Grace of the Wild all published by Milkweed Editions. Paul’s work has appeared in many anthologies including: The Best American Essays.
Bill Holm Poetry Contest
Bill Holm was born in 1943 on a farm north of Minneota. He spends his summers at his little house on a northern Iceland fjord where he writes, practices the piano, and waits for the first dark after three months of daylight. He is the author of nine books, both poetry and essays. His most recent prose book is Eccentric Islands (Milkweed Editions, 2000).
Carol Bly Short Story Contest
Carol Bly (April 16, 1930 – December 21, 2007) was a teacher and an award-winning American author of short stories, essays, and nonfiction works on writing. Her work often featured Minnesota women who must identify the moral crisis that is facing their community or themselves and enact change through empathy, or opening one’s eyes to the realities of the situation.
Prairie Poetry Prize
This poetry contest is about open now.
Digging to the Roots
This contest contributes images to our Writers Rising Up calendar.