Daisy Pettles Women’s Writing Contest


Saturday, December 12, 2020


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Entry Fees

$0-25-45, with sliding income waivers.
All funds help support the writing house for older women.


Grand prize is $1,000 PLUS a month-long free residency in the Daisy Pettles' Writer's House, a vintage 1920s arts & crafts bungalow in Bedford, Indiana (close to Indiana University-Bloomington). Winners choice which month they want to do the residency. In the event of COVID travel restrictions the residency may be waived but the cash prizes will still be awarded.
First runner-up is $200, a certificate, and the residency if the grand prize winner cannot accept.
Second runner-up is $75 and certificate.


The Daisy Pettles Writing Contest for Women is now accepting submissions for the 2021 writing residency and grant awards. Deadline is 12/12/2020.

The competition is open to older women writers, aged 40+, published OR unpublished.
Both fiction and non-fiction writers are eligible. Only poetry is excluded.

Daisy Pettles Women’s Writing Contest, Awards and Residency

Contact Information

Cindy Yager, Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]
Hot Pants Press
Daisy Pettles Writing Contest



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