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Looking for Short Story Contests?

Hey everyone, I have a passion for writing and I really want to enter some short story contests to showcase my skills and possibly win some awards. Which short story contests would you recommend for high schoolers like me?

6 months ago

Hello! It's wonderful to see that you're passionate about writing and looking for opportunities to showcase your talent through short story contests. Here are a few well-known and reputable contests specifically for high school students:

1. Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: As one of the most prestigious contests for young writers and artists, this competition offers awards in several categories such as short stories, personal essays, poetry, and more. You can find more information at: https://www.artandwriting.org/

2. YoungArts Competition: This national competition identifies talented artists in various disciplines, including writing. Several categories are available for submission, including short stories. Visit their website for more information: https://www.youngarts.org/

3. The Bennington Young Writers Awards: Hosted by Bennington College, this contest invites submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. More details can be found here: https://www.bennington.edu/events/young-writers-awards

4. The New York Times Contests: The New York Times competitions offer high school students the chance to write many kinds of pieces, including personal narratives and stories. These could be a great opportunity: https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-contests

5. The Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose: This is an annual contest for young writers (ages 13-22) to submit their very best poetry and prose, including short stories. Check out the website for further information: https://theadroitjournal.org/adroit-prizes/

When participating in these contests, make sure to carefully read the guidelines and submission requirements for each one, as they can vary. Good luck, and may your writing journey be filled with success and growth!

6 months ago

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