Since 1958, the Utah Original Writing Competition has awarded Utah writers for works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a variety of forms. The competition’s mission is to aid Utah writers on their path to publication and broader recognition. Submissions must be original works and, with some exceptions, cannot be published or accepted for publication at the time of entry. Manuscripts are reviewed in a blind process by judges selected from outside of Utah. There is no entry fee, and it is open to all Utah residents age 18 and over.
The 2017 competition opens Monday, May 8, and closes Friday, June 23, at 5 p.m. MDT. All submissions must be made through our online portal. The link to the online submissions portal is contained in the 2017 guidelines. Please read through all of the guidelines before submitting. Please note that this year, self-published manuscripts are not eligible.
You will use file-sharing to share your manuscript(s) with us. If you’re new to file-sharing, click HERE to see how to use Dropbox to share documents, and click HERE to see how to use Google Drive to share documents.
Click HERE to see lists of past winners from 2000 to the present.
Contact Alyssa Hickman Grove at email@example.com or 801.236.7548.