The 50 & Up Writer Awards 2023 Winners




The Kenan Ince Memorial Prizes in Poetry & Prose (Major Contest)

Our Major Contest will focus only on accepting works from LGBTQIA2S+ writers. There will be a category open to prose and one open to poetry. Each winner will receive $250.00 USD. The finalist guest judge is Oliver Antoni Krawczyk.

All work entered into the major contest must be original, unpublished work. This means never posted to social media as well or the internet.
Poems may be single spaced and set as the writer wishes it to be presented in print, 12 point font, type Times New Roman. You may submit up to three poems.
Prose entries are best to be double spaced, 12 point font, type set as Times New Roman. You may submit one piece of CNF or F.
Please title document name with last name and title or titles to follow.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Submit your work to
To send us a query on the status of your submission if it has been a few months since you submitted, e-mail colin james sturdevant at

Year three contests will not require a fee for entry, but it would help if you donated a few dollars to the contest, if you're able. Please ask how to send us a voluntary entree donation via query to

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