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Writing Contests

  • The American Academy of Poets is hosting the 2021 Inaugural Poem Contest. Enter by December 30, 2020 11:59 PM and be eligible for publication and cash prizes. Find out the history of the Inaugural Poem and read past Inaugural Poems here.

  • Have a favorite book, poem, letter or speech? Then write a letter to the author and enter the Indiana Letters About Literature contest. For more details on the contest, click here. All entries must be in by January 11, 2020 by midnight. Cash prizes and publication will be awarded to the top 3 letters.

Festival for YA Fans

South Carolina is home to a large annual young adult literature festival, but alas, THE PANDEMIC is in control of our scheduling.

So this year's YALLFest became an all-virtual event called YALLWrite. All the panels and masterclasses focus on writing and creating stories, include a fantastic and diverse group of YA authors, and was completely free.

 

"Was?" you ask? Yes, but all the events are still available on YouTube. Check out the sessions on their YA'll Fest YouTube Channel under the YA'll Write 2020 playlist here.

Graphic novelist Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo, The Jedi Academy series and The Lunch Lady series) challenges everyone in his YouTube series called "Draw Every Day with JJK."

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