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Student Writing Contests and Publishing Opportunities

Here is a short list of writing contests and publishing opportunities for young writers.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have celebrated 80 years as a unique presence in our nation's classrooms by identifying and documenting the outstanding achievements of young artists and writers in the visual and literary arts.

Push Writing Contests
Various writing contests for students in grades 7–12.
Due Date: Many contests available throughout the year.

NCTE Writing Contests

NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing
A national writing award program to recognize excellent high school juniors. 

NCTE Promising Young Writers Program
Designed to stimulate and recognize 8th-grade students' writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills.

Skipping Stones
An International Multicultural Magazine; The Youth Honor Awards recognize creative and artistic works by young people that promote multicultural and nature awareness.

Potluck Children's Literary Magazine
Publishes short stories, poetry, and book reviews from students ages 8–16.


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