Creative Writing Celebration accepting contest submissions

The 2020 Cochise Community Creative Writing Celebration is officially accepting submissions for its annual writing contest. Participants are invited to enter the writing contest in three categories: poetry, short story (fiction) and memoir (nonfiction). Cash prizes will be awarded.

Both artists and writers are also invited to the annual Creative Writing Celebration, set for Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. This yearly event brings published writers in several genres, such as poetry, novels, creative nonfiction, juvenile fiction, and screenwriting, to present hands-on workshops to aspiring writers from Cochise County.

Visiting authors representing at the Creative Writing Celebration includes publisher J.L. (Jessica) Powers, Chera Hammons, Leo Barron, and Ahmed Yusuf. Artist Marcela Lubian will be participating.

The writing contest deadline is Monday, April 6, 2020. To enter the writing contest, authors must also register to attend the 2020 Creative Writing Celebration. For more information about the Creative Writing Celebration, visiting authors, and registration, you can visit the creative writing website at You can also contact Beth Orozco at (520) 255-6060 or email at