The eighth annual Write On! Competition deadline is January 20, 2015. The Write On! Contest provides Delta County writers an opportunity to submit their works of fiction, non-fiction or poetry for inclusion in a published anthology produced each year by the Blue Sage Center for the Arts and the Delta County Libraries. Pieces should not exceed 3,000 words, or poetry more that 50 lines. The writing is judged to be either ready for publication, or not. A selected number of writers whose work appears in the anthology will be offered a chance to read their pieces at the Write On! Anthology public reading on May 22.
This contest began in 2008 with the purpose of providing a place for aspiring local writers to submit their work for publication. Since the first contest, the number of entrants has grown and moved from a self-judged contest to one juried by students in the Masters program in English at Western State Colorado University. The contest is easy to enter and a great way for a beginning writer to earn a publishing credit. Past winners have included Marion Conger Stewart, Marla Bishop, Angus Stocking, Thomas Wills and Brandi Hudson.
The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization located in Paonia, CO providing education and expression in the arts and humanities in order to engage and enrich the North Fork community. Founded in 1996 the Blue Sage serves about 10,000 residents of the North Fork Valley annually through classes, events, gallery exhibits, venue rentals and arts outreach into local schools.