Categories include poetry, Haiku, fiction short story, creative non-fiction, and flash fiction of 150 words or less. Cash prizes are available for each category and winners will be selected by professional writers.
Winners will be invited to read their work at a celebratory reception the evening of July 4, 2016, at the Booth Hotel, in Independence.
Submissions can be made by mail or online. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 24, 2016.
More information is available on the Astra Arts website.