Chautauqua Literary Arts convenes readers and writers of all ages in community, conversation, intensive craft development, and exploratory learning opportunities. Visit our website for more information about our summer season and year-round resources. Those interested in submitting work to our literary journal, Chautauqua, should visit their Submittable page.

Welcome to the 2019 Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends (CLAF) writing contests. 

Please read complete contest information and rules here   (right-click and select "open link in new tab") or copy and paste the following into your browser:

Overview: You may submit in each category for which you are eligible one time per season. Multiple poems should be submitted together but as individual file attachments.  Each file name must match the work's title.  Works or file names containing information identifying the author will not be accepted.  To submit both poetry and prose, you must submit two separate forms, unless you are submitting in the Youth (age 12 and under) category.  

The submission fee is $5 per category.  Fees are waived for paid up CLAF members.  Membership information and dues payment: 

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