Young Authors Writing Competition
Started as a local writing contest in Chicago in 1995, the Young Authors Writing Competition has grown into a yearly international contest of high school writers. Sponsored by the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago, the competition has received tens of thousands of submissions from talented writers all over the world. We are thrilled to award top submissions with cash prizes and recognition in the categories of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
To see submission guidelines, visit the contest website.
Submissions for the 2019-2020 Young Authors Writing Competition are now closed. Please visit our competition website to follow upcoming announcements, including finalists and winners. We hope you’ll submit to next year’s contest.