Lighthouse Writers Workshop is a literary nonprofit center in Denver since 1997. Our mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education, support, and community for writers and readers in the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond. We strive to ensure that literature maintains its proper prominence in the culture, and that individuals achieve their fullest potential as artists and human beings.

Young writers in grades 3-12 (ages 8-24) who've taken a Lighthouse workshop (either in-house, online, or off-site) from September 2022 through August 2023 are welcome to submit up to three typed, double-spaced pages of creative writing for our annual anthology, And We Created Worlds

Work must have been written or started in a Lighthouse workshop between September 2022 and August 2023. 

Please note that we will not accept submissions that discriminate against others, contain gratuitous violence, or plagiarize existing pieces. We also ask that writers include content warnings on their pieces, which can be indicated in our submission portal.

We also accept cover art submissions! Submitted pieces for the cover must follow these guidelines:

  • Submit your work as a 5.75” x 9” high-quality png file. Please note that the 0.25” inch bordering your image will exist in the “bleed,” which is an area that may be cut off during the printing process.
  • We reserve the right to edit your cover submission to fit our printing & design specifications.

    Learn more about the Young Writers Program
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