2022 Writing Contests

It’s writing contest time! Anyone may enter the first chapter contest, but the short story contest is limited to novice writers who have never been published before. Information for both contest are below. Submission guidelines are the same for both contests. Multiple submissions are allowed and can be mailed in …

Christmas Story Contest

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our annual writing contests! Every Who on the Palouse liked writing a lot. “So, why not have a Christmas contest,” they thought. “No need to be serious, grinchy, and glum, The prizes should be silly and a little bit fun.” So, …

World-Building Class

Learn To Write Fiction: World-Building Learn how to create cultures, languages, the physical world and its maps, aliens and other creatures, as well as magic systems and technology for your sci-fi or fantasy novel in this 7-week course. Course Website: World-Building Course – Learn To Write Fiction This free course is …

2021 Contest Winners

Short Story Contest Winners   Soulmate by Jamie Rich (Sagle, ID) 1st Place   Virginia by Poppy Hooper (Troy, ID) Runner-Up   1st Chapter Contest Winners   Klara’s Journey by Khaliela Wright (Potlatch, ID) 1st Place and Judge’s Choice   Journey to New Edgarton by Mark Ready (Clarkston, WA) 2nd …

2021 Books & Brews

Join us to celebrate the close to the Palouse Writers Festival and the winners of our annual writing contest. During Books & Brews, workshop presenters and other participating authors will be on hand to meet with the public and autograph their books in a festive book fair atmosphere. This event …

Wanted: Self-Publishers

The Palouse Writers Guild will host its 2nd Annual Books & Brews event on Saturday, June 26, 2021. At this free, family-friendly event, authors can meet with the public and autograph their books. The event will be held at the 1912 Center, in Moscow, Idaho and will run from 5 …

PWG 2021 Writing Contests

Deadline Extended to FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021. We are pleased to announce a new category for our annual writing contest!  In addition to the first chapter contest, the Palouse Chapter of the Idaho Writers League has joined with us to sponsor a short story contest. Anyone may enter the first …

Curbside NaNoWriMo

Despite NaNoWriMo being online this year, the Palouse Writers Guild is still encouraging local writers to connect and share. We have partnered with the Potlatch Public Library and Troy Public Library to host “Motivational Mondays” for those community members who wish to participate in a “curbside” NaNoWriMo program. Budding writers …

2020 Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 Palouse Writers Festival, First Chapter Contest Winners!   Icarus Never Flew ‘Round Here by Matthew Edwards (Boise, ID) First Place and Judge’s Choice Award   Valkyrie’s Cry by Sonya Bramwell (Genesee, ID) Second Place The Gold of Ghost Canyon by Kathy Baxter (Orofino, ID) Third Place …

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