Mayborn Conference attendees will once again have a chance to enter the Mayborn Writing Contests! With multiple categories to choose from, there's sure to be a fit for you. As part of the Mayborn Writing Contests, group workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions will be held starting Friday morning of the conference. The Mayborn strives to place as many entrants as possible in group workshops, but not all entrants are guaranteed a spot. Late entries are NOT accepted into the contests; however, any conference registrant who wants to submit a work after the deadline may pay the same fee and have the opportunity to be placed in a group workshop or receive a one-on-one coaching session. These placements will be made on a space availability basis and at the contest coordinator's discretion. Entry forms are available as of May 1, 2023. The deadline for entry for our 2023 contests varies by individual contest. Please note that contest entries are only accepted from paid conference attendees.

Best American Newspaper Narrative (BANN)

Mayborn Writing Contests

Young Spurs Writing Contest