Writing Contests

Winter/Spring 2017


Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest

Public Reading: Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 pm

First Place: “Slow Learner,” by Joy Welch, Lexington
Second Place: “Mama” and other poems, by Ron Whitehead, Louisville

Honorable Mentions:
“A Life-Saving Spirit,” by Jane McCord, Frankfort
“Cliff” and other poems, by Jean Tucker, Louisville
“Whippoorwills and Redeye Gravy,” by Sylvia Ahrens, Lexington

Please join us for a special reading by winners and participants of the Carnegie Center’s annual Harriett A. Rose Legacy Writing Contest. Readers include First Place winner Joy Welch of Lexington, and honorable mentions, Sylvia Ahrens of Lexington and Jane McCord of Frankfort. Other contest participants  that will share their work during the reading include Michael Bahm, Kathleen Gregg, and Catherine Perkins. This event is free & open to the public.


10th Annual Next Great Writers Contest

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 5
Public Reading: Summer date TBA

Writers are invited to submit manuscripts of fiction or nonfiction prose (up to 2,000 words) or poetry (up to 5 poems). Please include a $10 fee per entry, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should also include a cover sheet complete with writer’s name, address, e-mail address, and phone number; names should NOT appear on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Entries must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 5, at 5:00 pm.

Send entries to:
The Next Great Writers Contest
Carnegie Center
251 W. Second Street, Lexington, KY  40507

The cash prize is $150 for first place and $100 for second place. Winning authors will be notified by June 1.