Writing Contest for grades 8-12

Spreading the Word Youth Writing Contest

WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Grab a pen and get writing!

If we like what we read, you could win a cash prize and have your work published in a magazine that showcases aspiring young writers.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two entries in poetry and in fiction:

1st Prize in Each Category: $300
2nd Prize in Each Category: $200
Prize Winners’ works will be published in The Claremont Review and on the Festival website at writersfest.bc.ca.


The contest is open to all young writers enrolled in Grades 8-12 in British Columbia
Entries must consist of previously unpublished work, and may be either poetry (any style) or creative short fiction
Poetry entries must be maximum 500 words. Creative short fiction maximum 1,500 words
Entries will be judged blind. Please do not include your name on your story or poem in the file you have uploaded, or in the file name.
For each story or poem you submit, there is a $5 entry fee, payable online through PayPal.
We will accept entries in MS Word Document or PDF formats. Please use standard margins, 12-point font and double spacing.
Winners will be selected by a panel of publishing and writing professionals.
Entries must be uploaded and payment confirmed by 5:00 pm Sunday, October 25, 2015.

QUESTIONS? Call us at 604-681-6330 ext. 0


The 2015 Spreading the Word Youth Writing Contest is supported by the Hamber Foundation and the Chris Spencer Foundation.

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