The deadline for submissions to the Fall workshop is October 1st.

The Meacham Writers' Workshop provides local writers the opportunity to have selections of their work reviewed by visiting writers in group settings and/or in individual conferences (limited spaces available). Visiting writers will also be conducting seminars with participants.

All those who submit works for review will be assigned to a seminar with a writer in the genre they have submitted. Once the schedule has been finalized, participants will need to check the schedule for their appointment times. Submitters will be assigned to a Saturday seminar at either 9:30 am or 11:00 am.   In addition, submitters will be welcome to sit in on one of the sessions during the opposing time, though please be aware that only the author of your assigned workshop will have read your submission prior to the event.

Electronic submissions are preferred.
Prose submissions must be a maximum of five (5) double spaced pages of prose.
Poetry submissions are a maximum of three (3) poems/three (3) pages of poetry.

Files must be in MSWord© or Rich Text Format. Filenames must be no longer than eight alphanumeric characters. Filenames must not include spaces, punctuation, or special characters. Submissions containing filenames that do not adhere to these guidelines are unlikely to post. The Meacham Writers' Workshop is not responsible for lost submissions.

Examples of correct filename formats:
poem1.rtf     MyStory1.docx     Martian.doc

Send submissions to The subject line of the email must say

  • "Poetry Submission" for poems
  • "Fiction Submission" for fiction.
  • "CNF Submission" for creative non-fiction
  • "Drama Submission" for drama

Include the following information with your submission:

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Your school or organization affiliation (for example, UTC, Chattanooga Writers Guild, and so on)
  • Indicate whether you would like to be added to the Meacham mailing list (Add, Do NOT add, Already a member)

If, after submitting, you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, check your spam folder or contact the webmaster.

Note: All who submit must plan to attend the Meacham Writers' Workshop. We do not review submissions for non-attendees, nor do we publish submissions. Those submitting agree to meet with our visiting writers to discuss their work.


Those unable to submit electronically can submit a printed packet meeting the same length requirements to Richard Jackson, Meacham Writers' Workshop Eng. Dept. 2703, UTC Chattanooga, TN 37403, or hand deliver to the UTC Eng. Department, 203 Holt Hall.

All questions regarding electronic submissions should be directed to the webmaster, who will refer the query to the person best qualified to respond.

Book tablePost-reading parties and gatherings (places TBA) will provide ample opportunity to talk with the visiting writers. The staff are picked for their willingness to spend time with aspiring writers as well as their credentials as writers.

For more information, contact Richard Jackson or one of the other Workshop Coordinators.


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