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Well Versed 2019 Submissions



Well Versed 2019 is now accepting submissions in the fiction, non-fiction and poetry genres! We are looking forward to reading your submissions! Please read below for important information regarding submission guidelines and rules.


We are looking for stories, essays and poems that bring subjects to life with well-developed characters, compelling voices, and carefully chosen details.


All entries must be received via the 2019 Well Versed Submission Form by 11:59 CST on January 31, 2019. You will need to use a Google account to fill out the form. You can create a free account here.


Entry Fees for members are included with paid membership. For nonmembers, entries are priced below. Nonmembers can visit to pay by PayPal or Credit Card.

  • Each prose (fiction/non-fiction) entry = $15 (max of 2)
  • Poetry bundle (3 poems) entry = $15 (max of 1)

General Guidelines

  1. DO NOT put your name or contact information on your document/manuscript. Failure to follow this rule will disqualify your submission.
  2. Submissions that demean people or groups of people based on appearance, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, practices, politics or any other category or generalization will be disqualified.
  3. Submissions that include graphic or gratuitous violence/sexual content will be disqualified.
  4. Please proofread your work. Consider finding a professional editor to help you.

Prose (Fiction/Non-Fiction) Guidelines

  1. Prose (fiction/non-fiction) categories are limited to 2 submissions per person.
  2. Maximum length of submissions is 2000 words.

Poetry Guidelines

  1. Poetry is limited to 3 submissions per person.
  2. Poetry may be in any style.
  3. Poems are limited to 50 lines.
  4. Lines should be single-spaced, with a double-space between verses.

For additional information about the judging process and awards, please visit the CWG website. If you have questions, please email us.



Drew Robinson

Editor, Well Versed 2019



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