Writing Contests



You do not have to attend the Rendezvous to enter the contests. As in past years, we’re having contests for:

  • Short Story
  • Short Screenplay
  • Poetry
  • Non-fiction
  • Children’s Literature (ages 8-12)
  • Young Adult Literature (ages 12-18)


  • January 30, 2015: Early bird deadline (per postmark). Five dollars off any entry fee.
  • February 22, 2015: Final deadline (per postmark). Judging will occur in March. You may opt to receive feedback from the judges. (See more on the application form.)
  • March 31, 2015: Email notices are sent to semi-finalists.
  • April 7, 2015: Email notices are sent to FINALISTS!
  • May 3, 2015: Winners are announced at the Awards Banquet. (If you chose to receive judges’ feedback, it will be mailed to you the following week.)

Submission Guidelines

  • Fonts: 12 point, double-spaced
  • Maximums: 3000 words for short stories, Young Adult, and Children’s; 10-pages for screenplays; two pages for poetry; 1500 words for non-fiction.

Include with each entry:

  • Completed application form: 2015 Rendezvous Contest Form
  • Title page (with title of work, your name, your contact information)
  • Check to Idaho Writers Guild for appropriate amount
  • Optionally, a self-addressed, stamped envelope for judge’s comments. No entries will be returned.

Mail to:

Contest Coordinator, PO Box 8862, Boise ID 83707

Questions? Email our contest coordinator Sherry at sherryae@cableone.net

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