Tempe Library Writing Contest 2022

It’s time for the 8th annual Tempe Writing Contest & Cover Design Contest sponsored by Tempe Public Library, Arizona State University, and The Friends of the Tempe Public Library. The submissions are open now until February 14.

Who can enter? The contest is open to High School students, College students, and adults in the Phoenix area.

What are the submission guidelines?

Poetry – a poem up to 100 lines

Fiction – a short story up to 3500 words

Creative Nonfiction – a work of creative nonfiction up to 3500 words (including essay, memoir, and literary journalism?

Learn more about eligibility, submission guidelines, and cover design specifications on the Tempe Writing Contest website. Winners will be announced on March 12 and the winning entries will be published in print and online on the Tempe Public Library website.

You can submit here. Happy writing!

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9 thoughts on “Tempe Library Writing Contest 2022

  • February 10, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    I love that Superstition Review keeps the audience aware of contests happening in the community! It is a great way to encourage writers and artists to submit their work. Being a writer in college, I am always keeping an eye out for potential opportunities to submit my work.

  • February 13, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    This is such a great, local opportunity! It’s so cool to find out about all of the happenings/contests in the writing community.

  • February 13, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Even though I rarely submit my own work I love to hear about local organizations supporting local artists/writers. I’m so glad that Superstition [Review] is there to keep us informed and allow us to find ways to push our boundaries.

  • February 13, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    It wasn’t until I came to university that I learnt just how many contests and opportunities like this exist to submit writing! Being involved with and informed of English programs certainly helps.

  • February 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, I wish I had seen this sooner because I would’ve loved to submit! I’ll definitely keep a closer eye out for more contests like this.

  • February 14, 2022 at 11:03 am

    The Tempe Writer’s Forum is a wonderful organization. I was lucky enough to meet the contest founders for a school newspaper article, and they are all very passionate about helping aspiring writers in the community!

  • February 14, 2022 at 11:27 am

    Oh wow, I’m so glad that I happened across this post. This seems like just the thing I need to get my work out there; I can’t wait to share this!

  • February 14, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Im so glad SR posts local contests. I have always wanted to enter in this one but always forget and find it again too late!

  • February 15, 2022 at 11:14 am

    I often find myself wondering about contests like these, and I’m glad SR provides posts about it. I honestly would not have heard about this contest if I hadn’t seen this blog post, so from now on I will make sure I check this category consistently for any further local contests. It’s a great way to try and get one’s work out to the public, and maybe even make a bit of money while doing so!

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