Salt Lake Community College

2019 Wasatch IronPen Writing Marathon

Artists of the written word face off in our 13th annual 24-hour writing competition during the Utah Arts Festival. Adult and Youth writers can participate in one of three categories (Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry) or can take on the Ultra IronPen challenge and write in all three! Winning writers will receive prizes and have a chance to read their work on the Big Mouth Stage!

Writers of all genres and experience levels can register for the marathon beginning on May 1st, 2019 at the Community Writing Center (located at Library Square) or at . After receiving the prompt on Friday, June 21st at 5:30 pm, writers will have exactly 24 hours to write. Submissions are due Saturday, June 22nd at 5:30 pm.

  • Youth and Adult competitions judged separately and anonymously. Awards are subject to change based on submissions and judges’ discretion.
  • Registration fees: IronPen: $10.00 and Ultra IronPen: $15.00 (Registration opens on May 1st and closes on Friday, June 21st at 5:30 pm.)
  • Submissions must be delivered to the CWC or submitted online no later than 5:30 pm, Saturday, June 22nd.

Winners will be announced Sunday, June 23rd at the Big Mouth Stage (12:30-2 p.m.) Winners are encouraged to read from their submission. If you have any questions, call us at 801-957-2192 or email

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 5:30pm

SLCC Community Writing Center, Suite 8 210 East and 400 South, Salt Lake City, 84111

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