Cash Prizes and Professional Feedback for Unknown Writers

Online Contest from the Denver Woman’s Press Club

Do you know any wonderful (but unpublished) writers ready to take the important step of entering a contest? The Unknown Writers’ Contest, sponsored by the Denver Woman’s Press Club, awards cash prizes to winners and provides constructive comments to all entrants in three categories: nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

All submissions will be accepted online beginning January 1, 2017. The contest is open to Colorado residents, women and men, age 18 and over, whose work has never appeared with a paid byline. The submission deadline is February 22, and all entrants will be invited to a reception honoring the contest winners at the DPWC’s historic clubhouse on April 9, 2017.

Cash prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st place $125, 2nd place $75 and 3rd place $50. Entrants may submit one entry in each category with a 2,000-word limit for fiction and nonfiction and a 40-line limit for poetry. Entry fees are $25 for fiction and nonfiction and $15 for poetry. For complete rules and to enter online, go to

About the Denver Women’s Press Club
DWPC is still going strong: More than 200 members after more than 100 years.
The Denver Woman’s Press Club (DWPC), founded in 1898, is one of the oldest women’s press clubs in the nation. Our more than 200 members are professional writers including journalists, novelists, magazine editors, essayists, freelance writers, poets, historians, and corporate and mass communications specialists.
We offer a range of public programs, author receptions, and writing seminars for budding and experienced writers.
We award scholarships to talented journalism, mass communications, and creative writing students at area colleges and universities.
More than anything, we gather in our historic 1912 clubhouse on Denver’s Capitol Hill to share stories of our myriad writing lives, learn from one another, become better writers, and, at the direction of our founders, “drive dull care away.”