The League of Utah Writers is proud to announce the call for submissions for our 2021 League-wide anthology,

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"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places."

 -Ernest Hemingway

Over the past year, we have faced many challenges both as individuals and as an organization. Our members, chapters, and the League of Utah Writers itself have adapted to the need for growth and change. We are proud of the many ways that all of you have risen to the occasion.

For Strong at Broken Places, we are looking for poems, flash fiction, short stories, and personal essays that explore the concept of strength from adversity. We welcome entries from all League of Utah Writers members and every genre.

Please carefully read the following guidelines, then upload your submission using the form at the bottom of this page no later than Monday, May 31, 2021 11:59pm MST.

Rules and Guidelines

  • 5,000 words or less

  • Poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and personal essays welcome

  • Submissions should:

    • Be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format

    • Use a 12-point standard font

    • Be double spaced with one-inch margins

    • Contain no personal identifying information, including author name, anywhere in the file (including the file name)

  • Unpublished works only

  • Please send us your best work—only one entry per author

  • No simultaneous submissions (with the exception of the League of Utah Writers Woolley Awards Contest, to which we encourage you to submit this work)

  • You must be a member in good standing of the League of Utah Writers to submit (if you are not sure if your membership is active, please email

  • We are not looking for stories which include  graphic rape and/or sexual assault, or which promote ableism, racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia

If you are on a mobile device or the submission form doesn’t appear below, please click here

Once an entry has been submitted no edits, replacements, or changes will be accepted. 


LUW assumes that all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein. LUW is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of an entrant and will not become involved in copyright disputes.