We Grow Writers

Writers Rising Up is a 501(c) (3) public charity. We encourage a deeper understanding and participation in environmental stewardship. Through the literary arts at community events, contests, workshops, literary performances, interpretive installations and publications, our focus is on nature education and writing. Through our submission opportunities we promote writers who associate their work to cultural, spiritual and social connections to place, the land, natural habitat, including flora, fauna and wetlands.

Writers Rising Up Projects and Programs

Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail - an interpretive trail project of Writers Rising Up donated to the city of Eden Prairie by Writers Rising Up, local families and business sponsors.


Writers & Readers Common Grounds Monthly Publication

Paul Gruchow Essay Contest, Deadline April 18, 2017 -$100.00 Prize Online Publication

Bug City: Make a Bug Buggy Poetry Submission Online Publication -Deadline July 19, 2017

Carol Bly Short Story Contest Deadline September 16, 2017- $100.00 prize Online Publication

Winter in Variations: Bill Holm Witness Poetry Contest- Deadline December 15, 2017- $100.00 Prize Online Publication

2016 Digging to the Roots Color Poetry Submission Opportunity $100 prize - Deadline December 19, 2017 Online Publication

*All submission opportunities must be in English and are open to all who live in the United States 48

* All submissions must be submitted via Submittable with a fee

* All winning entries will be published online

* No submissions will be accepted via email

* Please include contact information and bio with your submissions

* Submissions that don't follow the guidelines will not be considered



Wilderness in the City- Excursions at the Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail that will resume in 2018 after the completion of Hwy construction on Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN

Bug City: Make a Bug- Annual tent event at the Eden Prairie Fourth of July Hometown Celebration

Contact via our online form or at [email protected]

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