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It's On!

Desert Exposure Writing Contest 2023


Can't wait to see the beautiful, thought provoking, strange, human things you send us!

Writing contest: Desert Exposure will continue its longstanding writing contest. Winners will be featured in our September, October and possibly November issues.

Submit your best article, short story, essay, poem or other piece of writing by Aug. 15. Entries must be previously unpublished and will be judged on literary quality and how well they express some aspect of life in southern New Mexico. Please limit your entries to one or two submissions.

Maximum length per entry is 4,000 words.

Mail entries to: Desert Exposure Writing Contest, 1740-A Calle de Mercado, Las Cruces, NM 88005, or email to editor@desertexposure.com. Include name, phone number and postal address, plus email address if you have one. Entries cannot be returned.

Prizes are publication and a $100 grand prize as well as four $25 runner up prizes.