We’re excited to announce our top ten finalists in each of the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. We saw amazing quality in so many of the submissions this year, and are blown away by all the talent. Congratulations...
Thanks to everyone who submitted their work to Columbia College Chicago’s Young Authors Writing Competition! 

 

 We are busy reading all 1,800 of the submissions we received. Ten finalists will be named in each of the three categories: Fiction,...
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2017 Young Authors Competition! The submissions period has now ended. Please check back for more information about the finalists and the Young Authors Writing Competition Awards Ceremony, to be held on our campus on Saturday,...
  “Lian Sheng Lu’s work captures the nature of the written word.” — Shandong Daily News (trans. Chinese to English)   Here is what I remember: the soft curves of a branch, fitted and formatted into a phrase— “friend,”...
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Young Authors Competition. Selected from over 1100 submissions, the winners impressed our judges with their unique voices, raw talent, and refined use of language. Congratulations, everyone! Check back soon to...
Thanks to everyone who has submitted to the Young Authors competition this year. We’re having a great time reading the many submissions and encountering so many talented young writers! We’ll be in touch with you all in the spring...