NV Young Writers Competition now open

Posted on November 2, 2013

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nv young writers bannerThe New Voices Young Writer’s Competition™ is now open for entries. Young writers, here’s your chance to showcase your talent!

EPIC established the competition in 2006 to encourage reading and writing within our public, private schools and home-based schools. Young writers, ages 11 through 18, are invited to enter their essays, poems, and short stories and the response has grown each year. New Voices has become an international competition, with entries coming from Bulgaria, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, and more.

Each entrant receives feedback from the judges; professionals from both the electronic and print publishing industry; teachers and librarians. The judges offer constructive criticism and encouragement, such as suggestions to expand a story, modifying a writing style, or more attention to detail (punctuation, grammar, or research). The very best of the entries are selected by the judges for inclusion in annual New Voices Anthology.

Deadline: December 20, 2013

Genre: Poetry, Essays, Short Stories

Open to:  Writers aged  11-14 (middle school) or 15-18 (high
school)

Word length: 
Middle School: Fiction or Essay — 750 words; Poetry 20 lines maximum
High school: Fiction or Essay – 1,000 words; Poetry 30 lines maximum

Prizes:  Two $100 Grand Prizes awarded (one for Junior and one for
Senior Division)

Entry fee: None

How to submit:  Online submission only. All entries must include a Permission Form and Entry Form.

Please read and follow the rules carefully!

New Voices Young Writer’s Competition Guidelines

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