Writing Opportunities:



Winter “Woes or Wows” Poetry Contest

Rules:  Submit up to 3 poems, each 50 lines or less.  The theme is Woes or Wows.

Deadline is February 15, 2018

Cash prizes up to $100.  Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review.    Winners announced in the March newsletter and may share their poetry at the March meeting.



Spring “Relief” Prose Contest

Submit up to 3 prose pieces, each 1300 words or less.  Prose must express the theme Relief. 

Deadline: May. 15, 2018

Cash prizes up to $100.  Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review.  Winners announced in the June newsletter and may share their poems at the June meeting.



2018 Winter-Spring Edition of The Rockford Review 

No theme. Submit up to 3 new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less) OR 1 new prose piece (1300 words or less) to be considered for publication in the 2018 winter-spring edition of The Rockford Review.

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Include your bio, 50 words or less. The national editorial board will select the work that gets published. Writers receive $5 stipend per published piece plus a contributor copy of the journal.


Electronic submissions preferred. See email and mailing address below.

Mail it to:
Rockford Writers’ Guild
PO Box 858, Rockford, IL 61105