Chemung River Emerging Writer’s Award

Welcome to the first ever Chemung River Writers Contest.

Submit published or unpublished work.

Submissions must be received by midnight on April 15, 2017. We will award a prize of $50 and featured author status in our next issue for a piece of writing in any style or genre.The top entries will be published online.

Length limit: 250 lines per piece.

Open to emerging writers (defined as writers who have not published a full-length book). The results of the contest will be announced on April 20, 2017.

Please send writing to

Many thanks to the Friends of the Chemung County Library District for supporting our goal to feature writers in and around the area.



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