Young Authors Writing Competition

Eligibility

Preparation Length

Submission Deadline

Competition Details

  • Introduction: Young Authors Writing Competition is sponsored by the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. The competition has grown into a yearly international contest of high school writers.
  • Submission Length: Each individual entry has a limit of ten pages. The number of words is not fixed, but each work cannot exceed 10 pages. If you’re submitting multiple entries, each entry must be ten pages or fewer.
  • Number of Submissions: You may enter up to two works (in separate files) in each category of Creative Nonfiction and Fiction. In the Poetry category, you also may enter up to two files, but each of them can have 1-5 poems. In total, you can submit up to six files (two in each category). You cannot upload three or more files in the same category.
  • Competition Website: For overall information about the organization and the competition, click here.

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