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.) 


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Only unpublished manuscripts are accepted. Unpublished and published writers are encouraged to compete.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