Warm Up 

Preparing for the League of Utah Writers Conference Contest

Deadline is March 10th, 2020

The winners will be announced at the monthly meeting at the library on April 14th at 6:30 p.m.

Entry Price:

          $ 3.00 for members 

          $ 6.00 for non-members


  1.  Poetry - 2 Page limit, double spaced.

  2.  Non-Fiction - limit 2,500 words.

  3.  Fiction - limit 2,500 words.

Limit 2 entries per category.

How to Enter (One of three ways)

You may enter any of three ways:

A) email to –  jayrich@infowest.com

B) snail mail to:  Marilyn W. Richardson

                              1313 West Lake Drive

                              Ivins, UT 84738

C) Hand deliver to the monthly meeting at the library on March 10, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Entries should include:

  1. One copy of each entered piece with no identifying information. Type genre and word count in upper right hand corner. 

  2. One cover letter including your name, address and email address, followed by the names of all of the pieces and the categories in which they are to be entered.



  1. Use a 1″ margin on all sides.

  2. Begin numbering with the first page of the text of the book, usually the introduction, prologue, or chapter one.

  3. Use a header on each page including the title of your entry, and the page number. e.g.  The Mediocre Showman/12.

  4. Start each new chapter on its own page, one-third of the way down the page.

  5. The chapter number and chapter title should be in all caps, separated by two hyphens: CHAPTER 1—NOT MY CIRCUS.

  6. Begin the body of the chapter four to six lines below the chapter title.

  7. Indent fives spaces for each new paragraph. 

  8. Double-space the entire text.

  9. Use a standard font, 12-point type. Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier.


  1. Single-spaced with double-spacing between stanzas. 

  2. Leave at least a one-inch margin on all sides of the page.

  3. Use a header on each page with the title of your entry, e.g. Thoughts of a Young Lyricist.

  4. The title of your poem should appear centered, six lines underneath your header.

  5. Begin the poem one line beneath the title.

At the April 14th meeting, all winners (first, second and third place) will receive a certificate and their choice from a group of popular novels.

Have questions? Email jayrich@infowest.com