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8th Annual Henderson Libraries Teen Writing Contest

  • Contest is open to teens in grades 6-12
  • Entries must be submitted online between December 1, 2016 and February 25, 2017
  • Teens may submit one entry of no more than 2,000 words in one of the following categories: Poetry, Fiction, or Essay/Memoir
  • The work must be original and unpublished
  • Selected entries, chosen by a select panel, will be collected and published in the digital literary magazine, Unlocked Voices, which will become part of Henderson Libraries Digital Collections
  • Participants will be notified in March if they have been selected for publication in the online digital magazine
  • Judges unaffiliated with the library will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category
  • Winners will be announced at the public Reception and Gala on April 3 at the Green Valley Library from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. Special guest author at the reception will be Adi Alsaid, author of Let's Get Lost.

Fill out the entry form, copy and paste your submission and click submit. Contact Christina Terriquez for any further questions at Good luck!

Please choose a category that best describes your submission:
Copy and paste your submission here.

Release Statement:
By clicking the "Submit" button, I agree to release my writing to the Henderson Libraries.
I understand that Henderson Libraries will not return any submitted writing.
Henderson Libraries has my permission to reproduce, publish, or exhibit this work in any way,
at any time and to list my name as the writer.