For Writers

2020 Writers Conference:
Save the Date! The 2020 Writers Conference will be Thursday, November 12 – Sunday, November 15 (Sunday is just for kids) at Lenexa City Center.

Writing Contests:
Every month we host a new contest with prizes including a $200 honorarium and an invitation to read at a Library event. One winner will be selected from submissions of poetry, short fiction, and essays. See previous winners, or read more about the guidelines and enter your original works here »

Next up on the JocoWrites Blog: It's all we've been hearing for weeks. The world is hurting. As we spend the coming days in the absence of our friends, family, and colleagues, let's look for the good. If we can't find the good, let's look for solace. Where do you find comfort in troubling times?

Teen Literary Journal:
elementia issue xvi is available now at any Johnson County Library location and online! Don't miss this courageous issue featuring poetry, short stories and art around the theme of Breaking Free!

Looking for critique before submitting to a journal or contest? Try Brainfuse. It’s free with your Johnson County Library card and offers a quick turnaround time.

Events for writers »