Writing Opportunity: Cicada
Deadline: April 13, 2018
"CICADA YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Family. We want to see honest works exploring all aspects of family life, whether it be family by relation or a family of choice. What connects a family? What might break it apart? How do we define family? In what ways do our familial connections heal or harm us? We are especially interested in works depicting found families and other nontraditional/nonnuclear families—show us how the family you build can be just as strong as (or stronger than!) the one you are born with."
Writing Opportunity: YARN
Writing Contest: the Claremont Review
Deadline: March 15th
Genres: Poetry, fiction, art
Prize: First prize in writing $750 CAD. Visual art prize $500 CAD. Additional prizes awarded. There is an entry fee required.
Detailed rules are available on the Claremont Review website
Want to learn more about the Claremont Review? Read my interview with Editor-in-Chief Jody Carrow.
Poetry Contest: Manningham Trust
Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest
Deadline: March 1st
Length: No more than 30 lines
Ages: US students in Grade 6-8 (Junior Division) and Grades 9-12 (Senior Division)
Prize: Ten prizes will be awarded in each division: First Place $75.
Detailed rules are available on the NFSPS website.
Humor Contest: Royal Nonesuch
Deadline: July 1st
Word limit: 7000 words
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cash prizes. 1st place for young authors (17 and under) is $100. (Submission fee required.)
For more information and complete guidelines, visit the Mark Twain House contest website.
Essay Contest: Teen Ink
"What do you do to make your community a better place? How has volunteering changed you and the way you view the world? Write an essay describing your experiences and be recognized for all that you do."
Guidelines: Teen Ink will only consider original essays written by teens. Essays should be between 150 and 1,000 words.
Prizes: Each year at least two teens are honored for outstanding service to their community. Contest winners receive $100 for their favorite charity and a copy of the magazine featuring their winning essay.