We host free writing contests throughout the year. 

Our most recent contest was the 2016 Young Writers Short Story Contest hosted by Write Local and Cooperative Association of Writers. Winners have been announced and will be published in Voices this summer!

Contest Sponsors: CAW, the Cooperative Association of Writers, based in Ligonier. Visit for more information. Write Local of Latrobe. Visit for more information.

Write Local contests aren’t just for seasoned writers.

They’re for writers of all ages and levels. Unlike many contests, we accept work from everyone, and we don’t charge a reading fee. That’s right. You’ll spend zero dollars (minus what you spend on coffee while you write) to send us your work. Yes, we read everything that comes through our inbox. Yes, we respond to everyone. Yes, we give away great prizes to winners.