Contest for Women Writers
Want to leave behind all your daily responsibilities—like rent and utilities—and settle into a peaceful and quiet retreat to write or research on your masterwork for a month?
Here’s your chance!
The Hoosier humor and mystery writer Daisy Pettles inherited her mom’s house in Indiana and has now donated the home in honor of her mom, an avid reader, for free use as a writer’s retreat for women.
All Older Women Writers — Ages 40+
- Published OR Unpublished
- Fiction Writers
- Non-Fiction Writers
- LGBTQ Writers
- Retired Women
(POETRY is the only genre not accepted for the contest in 2020)
Cash awards of $1000+ help pay for travel to the house and the purchase of food while in residency.
And yes you can bring your dog or cat!
You can even bring your BFF, wife or writing partner.
The Daisy Pettles House Older Women Writers Awards
2 Grand Prizes — $1000 Cash Grant Award and 1 month of expense-free living (a $2,500 value), PLUS a Certificate as Honorary Writer in Residence in the Daisy Pettles House vintage 1920s arts and craft bungalow for the year awarded.
2 Finalists (1st Runner-Up) Prizes: $250 Cash Award Grant; PLUS Award Certificate as Finalist – Writer in Residence at the Daisy Pettles House for the year awarded; PLUS if for any reason a Grand Prize Winner is unable to attend a residency the house residency immediately passes to the Runner-Up.
2 Finalists (2nd Runner-Up) Prizes: $100 Cash Award Grant; PLUS Award Certificate as Finalist – Writer in Residence at the Daisy Pettles House for the year awarded.