Iron Pen 2022 – Registration is Open!

The fastest writing contest in the Quad Cities is back and taking registrations now!

The Midwest Writing Center is taking registrations for its 14th annual Iron Pen Contest. MWC will supply a prompt to all contestants at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 25th and contestants have 24 hours (entries are due Saturday, February 26th by 5 p.m.) to write and submit their best fiction, non-fiction, and/or poetry pieces. Writers are welcome to enter into as many categories as they like with a paid registration for each entry.

THE ATLAS 16 Release Party – Thursday, Aug. 19, 6:30pm CST at Rozz-Tox & Livestream

One of the best readings of the year in the QC is coming this Thursday, Aug. 19 at 6:30pm CST, as we celebrate the release of THE ATLAS literary magazine, produced annually by the Young Emerging Writers. Event will be outside of Rozz-Tox (masks required for entry to use the facilities) and livestreamed to Faceboook Live and MWC’s YouTube page. Copies of the new issue will be available for $10.