Each category has its own rules and word counts, so be sure to peruse the options before you decide which one is best for your students. Age Group: 7th—12th grades How to Enter: Students may begin submitting work in September by uploading it to an online account at Scholastic. Read all about entry here. Grab a lovely poster for your classroom wall here. Learn more about the process of applying here. Stay tuned to the contest web page so you can find it when school begins.
Winners receive full tuition to the Semester at Sea program as well as a trip to Washington, DC, to meet with a leader at the Department of State. The essays must feature more than five sources and a full bibliography. One winner in each genre one poetry and one prose will be selected for publication. The winning manuscripts will be determined in the summer and awarded with the fall publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook-printed and bound by artists specifically chosen by the journal.
Women On Writing Q3 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic - words and in any style--from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more!
The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives. Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Deadline: Annually in the fall most recently in August or September.
Deadline for submissions for awards was August 31, Deadline for awards TBA. Graywolf also offers smaller fiction and nonfiction prizes, with genres rotating by year; was a nonfiction year, so fiction is up in Deadline: Contest is held annually with rotating genres; the deadline for nonfiction has passed, and information has not yet been published.
Deadline: Biennially. The next contest will be held in , and submissions will be read between May 1 and May You may submit up to two manuscripts. Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked between April 1, , and August 31, Ernest J.
Eligible authors should submit a work of fiction, such as a novel or short story collection, published in the calendar year. Galleys for publication within the year are also accepted. Novels, novellas, and collections of short stories are all eligible.
Plus, there are no submission fees or application forms to deal with; just mail four copies of your book or bound proofs to the organization to be considered. Deadline: Annually on October 31 for books published that calendar year. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers This contest is a little different, because it requires you to already have published a short story in a literary journal or cultural website.
Short stories of up to 12, words are eligible and must be published in the calendar year preceding the year in which the award is given. Deadline: Contest is open annually between June and November. Submissions must be published in the prior year so books published in are eligible for the award.
Deadline: Annual submission window is September 1 through December Regional deadlines vary. Teen Ink Contests Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book, and website featuring teen writing, information, art, photos, poetry, teen issues, and more. Everything is written by teenage authors!
Teen Ink sponsors 11 different contests to give young authors and artists a chance to shine. No deadlines; entries accepted throughout the year.
Deadline for submissions for awards was August 31, And is that OK with you? The new contest prompt is published in October. Eligible authors should submit a work of fiction, such as a novel or short story collection, published in the calendar year. Stay tuned to the contest web page so you can find it when school begins. Just for Fun and maybe glory!
The contest winner receives a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop. Limit: entries. Write the World For young writers ages , these cool contests also serve as mini workshops. Skipping Stones is a nonprofit print magazine that strives to encourage "communication, cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness.
Francis College Literary Prize This biannual prize honors mid-career writers who have recently published their third, fourth or fifth work of fiction. Original board and picture books for children aged are eligible, provided they feature contemporary African American characters and culture and focus on character development, self esteem, community, and other aspects of positive childhood development. Submissions must be between and 2, words and can be any fiction genre including horror, mystery, adventure, romance, sci-fi, and fantasy. All winners are published in the "It's All Write! Consult the guidelines on the library website. Stay tuned to the contest web page so you can find it when school begins.
Selected stories are published in Teen Ink and winners receive a complimentary copy of the magazine that features their work. Age Group: 7th—12th grades How to Enter: Students may begin submitting work in September by uploading it to an online account at Scholastic. And, lo and behold, the people behind the contest quickly wrote back to tell me my poem had been selected as a winner!
Deadline: Annually; April 15, is the most current deadline. Shop through the list below, see if one of these student writing contests suits your curriculum, and get ready to see some motivated students. Here are a few great sites to keep an eye on.
Students in 10th through 12th grade can submit a one-act play or a short story, sponsored by a high school teacher, to be considered for the fiction contest. Writer's Quest with Edgar Rice Burroughs It has been years since Edgar Rice Burroughs first introduced readers to his jungle hero and also to "John Carter" — a hero whose adventure hits the big screen this March in the new Disney film of the same name.
The awards cite three judging criteria: "Originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal vision or voice. Did we miss a writing competition? Winners may also receive certificates of recognition and opportunities for publication. Learn more about the process of applying here.