Win $500 for Western American writing; Entry deadline March 20

Center of the American West is now accepting entries for the 19th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. 

The contest is open to all CU Boulder program students, graduate and undergraduate. The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 20.

Prizes are $500 in each of four categories. Submit writing to any or all of the categories—fiction, memoir, poetry and creative non-fiction. The one content requirement is that entries touch upon some aspect of the American West, a subject rich and vast with possibility.  

Visit the website for details and entry form and to read winning entries from past years. Then contact us with your questions at or 303-735-1399.