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The Young Authors Writing Competition is a national competition for high school writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

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.

Thank you for your interest in the Young Authors Writing Competition. Submissions are now closed. Results will be available in early April 2018.

For more information about the competition, please visit the website. 

Young Authors Writing Competition Website