Most writing contests let you know the topic ahead of time. This writing competition is a little different. For the Iron Pen Contest, writers need to register ahead of time. On February 21, 2014, the center will supply the prompt, and everyone will have 24 hours to submit their best fiction, nonfiction or poetry work.
You can find a registration form on midwestwritingcenter.org; the cost is $10 per entry, per category. Winning entries will be announced by email at the end of February. Winners will have a chance to win a paid-in-full tuition for the David R. Collins Writing Conference in June.Good luck!