Circe Inspired
Writing Contest

  • Submission Deadline Jan 31st, 2024
  • Live Reading Event in April 2024

Read Circe, get inspired, and write your own poem, short story, flash fiction, original myth, or other composition inspired by the book, and submit your writing for a chance to hear it performed out loud by professional San Diego actors! Check your local library or neighborhood bookstore for copies.


Details, Requirements, and Timeline

  • The writer must reside in San Diego County.
  • Up to three entries per writer will be accepted.
  • Maximum word count per entry, regardless of format: 1,000 words.
  • Entries must be inspired by, related to, or in reaction/ reflection of Madeline Miller’s novel Circe.
  • Deadline for submission is January 31, 2024.
  • Approximately 90 minutes of material will be selected to be read aloud at a live event celebrating the reading and writing community of San Diego in April of 2024.
  • Submission does NOT guarantee inclusion in the reading event.
  • Selected material will be read by professional San Diego actors.
  • All authors who submit will be notified by March 15, 2024.
  • Date, Location, Time, and other information about the Reading Event will be posted on the webpage by March 1, 2024.
  • This is not a publication opportunity. The work will be shared with the community via live in-person reading event.

Submit your writing through THIS FORM.