Tag Archives: Colorado

Writing contest for Colorado men and women


The Unknown Writers’ Contest; sponsored by the Denver Woman’s Press Club; deadline is March 31, 2012; cash prizes; categories are short story (max 2,000 words), essay (max 2,000 words)  and poem (3 poems of 100 words each max). entry fees are $25 for fiction and nonfiction, $15 for up to 3 poems; details about this contest HERE:



Writing workshop in Colorado Springs


My friends Angel Smits and Karen Fox are teaching a workshop on “Novel Beginnings and Endings” on March 12. Here are the details:

Pikes Peak Writers Spring Workshop

Saturday: March 12, 2011
Workshop: 10 AM – 3 PM
Registration begins: 9:30 AM

Location: Colorado Springs Police Department – Falcon Substation (not located in the town of Falcon)
7850 Goddard Street,  Colorado Springs

Cost: $30
Lunch break from 12 – 1 PM (lunch not provided)
Presenters: Angel Smits and Karen Fox

Topic: Novel Beginnings and Endings

Workshop description: The first page of your novel sells that book.  The last page sells
the next book.  Spend a day with published authors Angel Smits and Karen Fox exploring how to begin and end your story.  This workshop will include hands-on exercises so come prepared to


In the event of a postponement due to weather, we post change information at PikesPeakWriters.com as soon as possible.  Please be sure to check the website before departing for any PPW events. Call 719.244.6220 if you are concerned about a possible weather issue and want to confirm the event is on schedule.

PPW events are open to all writers, and attendees do not need to be members of PPW.  Note that attendees under the age of 18 must have written parental permission to attend–please contact PPW Executive Director Jodi Anderson at jodi.anderson@pikespeakwriters.com for details.

7th Annual Writers Studio Literary Contest


Sponsored by the Writers studio at Arapahoe Community College; open to unpublished work in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction; $250 prize; open to Colorado residents; $10 entry; deadline is 2/1/2011; details HERE: