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Literary Festival - Writing Contest

Enter our writing contest for a chance to win prizes.

There are three categories:  essays, short story and poetry.  Essays must be five pages or less; Short stories must be 2000 words or less; Poetry contestants can submit from one to five poems with no more than a combined twenty lines.  

Entries must be received by midnight, Sunday, October 2.  Winners will be announced at the festival.

Submission Instructions

  • E-mail your submissions to
  • State your name, title, category (essay, short story or poetry), and contact information, but do NOT put your name on the entry itself.  

NOTE: Do NOT copy and paste the entry into the email.  Attach the submission(s) as either a .docx or a .rtf file.

Additional Information

Winners will be announced on October 26, 2018 before the Keynote Speech during the 2018 MCC-Longview Literary Festival.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact

Last Modified: 10/24/18