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WRITING CONTESTS FOR YOUNG WRITERS

NCTE Writing Awards
Various writing contests for young writers offered by the National Council of Teachers of English.
Contest List

Narrative
Annual writing contest for high school students in grades 9-12 (open to students in the U.S. and overseas) who write poetry. Submissions only accepted through high school English teachers.
Contest Information

One Teen Story
Literary short-story magazine solely written by teens, ages 13-19.
Annual contest to choose stories is held in the fall of each year.
Contest Guidelines

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Various scholarships and awards offered for students in middle and high school by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
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Stone Soup
Magazine featuring stories, poems, art, and reviews by kids, ages 8-13.
Contests include a Weekly Flash Contest and an Annual Book Contest.
Contest Guidelines

Teen Author Boot Camp Contest
Annual first chapter contest for teens in two categories (ages 13-15 and ages 16-19). Prizes include a plaque and a full chapter critique.
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