Winners announced soon!

Our judges are very close to determining the winning entries in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for the 2019 Young Authors Writing Competition. We received well over 1500 different pieces this year, and have been consistently amazed by their quality as well as inspired by the extraordinary variety of voices, perspectives, and thoughtfulness that went into them. We are excited for the future of Creative Writing, and we’re grateful that you all, collectively, have given us such a wonderful reading experience.

On behalf of the English and Creative Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago, we again want to thank all of the talented writers who shared their stories, poems, and essays with us. Keep watching this space for the announcement of the winning authors and the publication of their pieces.

Thanks everyone, and keep writing!
Young Authors Writing Competition Team