Seeking Literary Competition entries

The Literary Competition originally began as a way to encourage the writings of all ages. First conceived by Roz Friedman, the competition made it’s debut in 1978 and continues to grow.

Writers from elementary to adult are invited to submit previously unpublished works in the categories of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Once received, the entries are sorted and distributed to the panel of judges with the names of the authors removed for anonymity.

All winning entries will be published in the 2015 edition of Penworks, the literary magazine of the Trumbull Arts Festival. Every year the winning writers have the pleasure of becoming published authors.

The winners of the 2015 competition will be honored during the awards ceremony to be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on the day of the Arts Festival, Sunday Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.

Applications can be downloaded at, Arts Commission page.

For more information, call the Arts office at 203-452-5065.