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We are delighted to announce the ten finalists in each category—creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry—of the 2020-2021 Young Authors Writing Competition! Our judges had a huge challenge to choose the finalists from hundreds of extraordinary pieces we received from...
Submissions for the 2020-2021 Young Authors Writing Competition are now open! To enter, please follow these steps: Visit our website and click on the CREATE A SUBMISSION button. Fill out all required form fields. Upload your submission(s). Note: You...
Dear Writing Community, We are excited to announce that the submissions for the 2020-2021 Young Authors Writing Competition are now open! Check out the submissions guidelines and the FAQs for more information. And keep an eye out for our...
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,...
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...