Posted on 10/27/2017
We have accepted entries for Poetry and Western Short Story categories since 2003 and the General Short Story category since 2007. Submissions are now closed.
Please visit the winners' pages to see who won.
As founder/sponsor of Art Affair Literary Contests through Shade Tree Creations, I appreciate all the kind words from writers who entered poetry and short stories over the years in my contest categories. They shared how much competing, whether winning or not, helped them further their writing careers. Talk about music to my soul!
Currently, I am celebrating a big birthday - you should celebrate all year, right? Health issues have slowed my own writing for now, but acceptances and awards keep showing up. Those provide inspiration and so does watching a riot of color explode in my flower beds right now.
I encourage everyone to keep writing, entering contests, and sending your work out for publication. I love seeing your name on book covers and listed in the table of contents inside anthologies and literary journals.
Happy writing to you,