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Minnesota Writers: #Brainerd Writers Alliance Conference and Writing Contest!

So, do you know how to weave a good tale? Spin a solid sonnet? Write a moving non-fiction article? Then I suggest considering entering a Minnesota only writing contest!

Brainerd Writers Alliance is seeking submissions from literary authors across the state of Minnesota in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

Brainerd Writers Alliance Writing Contest

Winners in each category will receive a cash prize and free entry to this year’s writers’ conference featuring Erin Hart and will be invited to read their winning entries. Details on the contest and how to submit can be found on their website at

DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31. Please submit by August 31. If you have questions, contact

P.S. Entering a story is not hard! Get the scoop here.

NOTE: Winning entries will not be published on their website or published in any way, so that they may be submitted later as “not previously published” in magazines, anthologies, etc. Please invite fellow writers of all ages—aspiring and accomplished—to join Brainerd Writers Alliance. Membership is $15 per year and includes discounts on their events and classes.

All contest entrants are encouraged to register to attend the Brainerd Writers Alliance 2018 Conference and Book Fair.

Brainerd Writers Alliance 2018 Conference and Book Fair

Hang with fellow authors, share your work, network, listen, learn and walk away INSPIRED.

Brainerd Writers Alliance Annual Conference and Book Fair

Saturday, October 272018
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Rumbly Hall, 707 Laurel Street
Beautiful, lovingly restored historic building in downtown Brainerd

This year you can register online for tickets. Your registration includes a buffet lunch, coffee break beverages, and snacks.

Their volunteer judges will share their thoughts on this year’s writing contest entries and winners are invited to attend and read their winning works.

The book fair will be ongoing with a long break during our buffet lunch, allowing time to browse book tables and visit with participating authors. New this year are door prizes and a brag board, not just for our members, but for all participants.

Plus, they’re bringing the conference to one of the new conference spaces in downtown Brainerd. Both in consideration are still under construction and we eagerly await completion so we can get a look inside!


Share your published works! Book Fair Vendors – $5 for 1/3 of an 8-foot table space to sell your books. Space is limited. Reserve your space soon.

Please share!