Shade Tree Creations is host to the Annual Poetry, Short Story and Western Short Story Contests sponsored by Art Affair.

Shade Tree Creations is pleased to also host a web presence for Wordwrights OKC Christian Writers.

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Art Affair            

Art Affair is the sponsor of the annual Poetry Contest, Short Story and Western Short Story Contests. We invite you to review contest rules and submit your poetry and short stories (general and western) to the appropriate contest.

We are currently accepting entries for all three 2016 categories (Poetry, Short Story, and Western Short Story) and are pleased to announce that all of our contests are listed in Writer's Market and our poetry contest is included in Poet's Market

2016 Contest is open for entries. 2016 Rules are posted: click on each contest button. (A pdf of 2016 Rules for all three categories may be found under the Announcements tab.)

Thank you for visiting our website, and good luck if you choose to enter the contests.

We look forward to hearing from you!      ~     Barbara Shepherd

All 2015 entries are with the judges. Thank you for your patience.

2016 Contest now open!

2015 Winners = pending

Click here for 2014 Winners.

Click here for 2013 Winners.

Click here for 2012 Winners.

Click here for 2011 Winners.

Click here for 2010 Winners.


Congratulations to the winners and to all who entered! Try us again. Each year has different manuscripts, different writers and poets, and different judges.