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2017 Young People's Creative Writing Contest Results!

 

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's Young People's Creative Writing Contest! We had over 400 entries this year to send to our judges -- wow! Below is a full list of winners, and attached at the bottom of this blog post are scanned copies of the winning entries. Winners will be honored in an award ceremony on Friday, May 5, at 7 pm, at the Hardesty Regional Library's Connor's Cove Theatre. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and hear author Laurie Halse Anderson speak about writing, books, and her life as an author. Congratulations to all the winners! 

POETRY

10-12

1st: “Fighting With Creative Writing” by Natalie Hogle

2nd: “I'm Here” by Madison Harris

2017 Young People's Creative Writing Contest

Entry forms will be available at all libraries, but here are the quick facts:
 
Contest is for ages 10-18
  • 3 age groups: 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
  • 5 categories: poetry, short story, informal essay, short play, and comix (graphic short story).
  • Contestants may enter more than one category, but only one manuscript per category.
  • Entries accepted February 1 – March 4 
 
More details and contest rules in the attached brochure/entry form. Questions? Call 918-549-7323.

Teen Writers, Check This Out--NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program

  

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? That's National Novel Writing Month, where people all over the world commit to writing 50,000 words of fiction during the month of November. If you love to write, sign up for NaNoWriMo either in their main program or in their young writers program. Join writers all around the globe as they write fast and furious to get out that first draft of a novel! Also, Tulsa Library's Young People's Creative Writing Contest is just around the corner--entries are accepted from February 1 - March 4, 2016. 

Teen Zine @ Broken Arrow Library

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Feeling creative? Submit your work to Broken Arrow Library's Teen Zine, and then join us as we put it all together into an vintage-style Zine! What exactly IS a zine? We're glad you asked! A zine is a non-professionally created magazine that is self-published for very little money in small batches. Which means we're going to collage, copy, scan, and cut and paste (with scissors and glue!) to self-published glory. We're accepting submissions of all kinds; see the attachment for the submission form and more information.

Submissions will be accepted until July 24, 2015 at 6pm.

Submissions for use will be selected by teens at the "Make a Zine" program at the Broken Arrow Library on July 30th from 2-3pm. 

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