Both divisions have adult and youth categories (18 years & under), in poetry and prose (short story). All Kansas writers are encouraged to enter. To be eligible, writers must live in Kansas. There is no requirement for subject matter and all entries are judged based on literary merit.
$1000 in prize money will be awarded: $275 each for first prize poetry and short story in adult division, first prize for poetry and short story in the youth division is $100 each, and $250 total will be given for Honorable Mention awards.
Winners will be honored and invited to read their work at a special presentation at Winfield Arts & Humanities Council, 700 Gary, Winfield, on May 4, 2013. A full dinner will be served. Cost is $9 per person and reservations required by April 26, 2013.
You may call 620-221-2161 or write to the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council, 700 Gary, Suite A & B, Winfield, KS 67156 for guidelines, entry forms and/or dinner reservations. The guidelines and entry form may also be downloaded from our web site: www.winfieldarts.com.
Entries must be unpublished stories or poems accompanied by an official entry form and a $3.00 entry fee for each submission.
This contest is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors: Winfield Consumer Products, CornerBank, Cowley College of Arkansas City and Bob & Nancy Love of Wichita. Kansas Voices is also underwritten by Winfield Convention and Tourism.
Kansas Voices and Kansas City Voices are two totally separate writing opportunities. Kansas City Voices is an annual magazine of the arts, published by Whispering Prairie Press. Deadline for submission to the 11th issue is also March 15. Guidelines are available at www.wppress.org