Creative Writing Contest winners

Entries for the Adult Creative Writing Contest are currently closed. The 2019 contest will open on Feb. 1 and run through April 1. Return beginning January 25 for entry forms for the 2019 contest.

Find a complete list of 2018 winners here.


The 41st Annual Adult Creative Writing Contest is held to encourage and recognize creative writing among adults. Presented by Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries.

The contest is open to any person 18 years old or older who:

  • resides, works or attends school in Tulsa County, or
  • has a nonresident Tulsa City-County Library card, and
  • is not a member of the creative writing contest committee or a judge of the contest

Only unpublished manuscripts are accepted. Unpublished and published writers are encouraged to compete.

Deadline for submission: March 31, 2018.  DOWNLOAD COMPLETE RULES AND ENTRY FORM HERE.