Call to Writers: Generations Community Writing Project

Apply to be part of the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District (LCACD) collaboration with the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership Generations Community Writing Project!  Application below.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2021 11:59PM

The Project

Generations Community Writing Project is a program meant to bring together literary artists in
the community and provide a platform for them to create, share, and experience the vast literary
talent in the community. For the program, eight writers will be selected and paired. Each pair of
writers will be at least ten years apart in age.

As a pair the writers will determine the depth of their collaboration. Paired writers may write
independently or together. As a pair, the writers will introduce one another and will share a 15
minute reading time, including introductions.


The Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District (LCACD) is a vibrant, inspirational, diverse, and
asset-rich cultural environment with collective economic and quality of life benefits. Situated in
the heart of downtown, the LCACD strives to promote the borderland arts and culture that make
Southern New Mexico authentic. Part of Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP),
the LCACD is directed by a coordinating council, a dedicated group of volunteers who strive to
make the original town-site the hub of the local creative economy.

Writers will be given the theme of “hope” as a starting place for their compositions. Strict
adherence to the theme is not required.

Writers who write in all genres are encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to prose,
poetry, drama, and creative-nonfiction.

Entry Requirements
For this project, writers must:
● Be 18 years of age or older
● Reside in Doña Ana County
● Proficient in COVID era technologies including video conferencing

To apply, writers must submit the application by or before February 15.

Apply here!

Selection Process
As part of the application process, writers will be asked to provide short bio and artist statements.
The judging panel will use this information to select and pair writers.

Writer selection and judging for the project will be conducted by a panel of local writers and
experts in the field

Community Writing Guidelines for Broadcast and Publication
Since this project is a community writing project, standards of language and content apply.
Submitted works must not contain obscenity, both in language and/or explicit sexual or violent


Best Submission by Senior of Paired Writers –Plaque

Best Submission by Junior of Paired Writers- Plaque

Winning writers will also have their work published on the DLCP webpage and have the opportunity to read their work on community radio.

All participating writers will receive an event t-shirt.

Orientation Meeting

Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00PM
Attendance at the Zoom orientation is required for participating artists.

Submission Deadline
Friday, April 9

Thursday, April 22 6:00PM (Virtual or in-person depending on public health orders)

Post- Reading Reception and award ceremony

For more information, please email Susan Greenwald at [email protected]