2018 Adult Creative Writing Contest

Entries for the Adult Creative Writing Contest are closed. Return in January 2019 for entry forms for the 2019 contest.

Find a complete list of 2018 winners below, along with selected winning entries. (Entries may not be reprinted without the explicit permission of the author.) 

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Only unpublished manuscripts are accepted. Unpublished and published writers are encouraged to compete.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