The library will be closed January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

It’s time once again to strut your writing stuff! Missoula Public Library’s annual writing contest is now in its thirteenth year. We will accept fiction, non-fiction and poetry submissions January 4 through February 12.

2021 Official Rules

Please read the rules and follow them closely. Double check your work before submitting. Please call us at (406)721-2665 or e-mail Desiree with any questions regarding Missoula Writes.



Submission Process

Entry Format


For assistance with uploading an entry, or with scanning and uploading handwritten entries in the 8-10 age group, please contact us.

Attention Teachers and Parents

If you are encouraging children to submit an entry, please stress to them the importance of following the entry format and submission guidelines. To avoid disqualification, review their entries prior to submission.

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