Teen Writing Contests
figment - Write Yourself In
Figment is a free online community for teens and young adults to create, discover, and share new reading and writing. Users can read amateur and professional content, engage with their favorite authors, discuss literature with their peers, and create their own unfiltered writing to share across web and mobile platforms. Figment regularly offers writing contests with prizes ranging from gift certificates to hundreds of dollars; typically participants write a story based on a posted prompt, with 10-15 finalists seeing their stories posted on the Figment page before a prize winner is chosen.
Do you love to weave words together?
Were you and/or one or both of your birth parents born in another country? (or Puerto Rico)
Do you live in the United States or Canada now?
Are you 13-19 years old?
If you answered yes to ALL of the questions above, YOU qualify to enter the Fire Escape Writing Contests.
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No Deadline: Entries Accepted Throughout Year
Do you have a creative plan to stop pollution? Have you found a way to encourage recycling in your neighborhood? Share your idea to solve an environmental problem or describe a current solution.
Every month one teen is honored for the best Environmental Solutions article. Essays are published in Teen Ink magazine and contest winners receive $25 and a copy of the magazine featuring their environmental solution. For contest guidelines and submission requirements, visit the Teen Ink contest page.
- Merlyn's Pen
- Fiction, essays & poems by America's teens.
- Teen Ink
- Teen Ink is a monthly print magazine , website, and a book series all written by teens for teens.
- The Weekly Reader
- Writing and other contests for teens. Requires free registration.
- Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
- The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards offer early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high-school seniors. The Awards are national in scope and administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
- Misfits Writing Contest
- Writing contest for science fiction and horror fans.
Do you know of any other teen writing contests? If so, let us know and we'll add them to this page. Contact the webmaster or the Young Adult librarian.
For more information on library programs for teens, call Martha at 413-263-6828, ext. 425, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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