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2015 Young People's Creative Writing Contest

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Brochures are available at all libraries, but here's what you need to know:

  • Contest is for ages 10-18
  • 3 age groups: 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
  • 4 categories: poetry, short story, informal essay, short play, and comix. 
  • Contestants may enter more than one category, but only one manuscript per category.
  • Entries accepted May 1 – June 5 

More details in the attached brochure/entry form.

Questions? Call 918-549-7490

August 1st deadline is coming for TRW blogger posts

Check this out -  http://bit.ly/1jdyIMB

The Hub will feature posts written by teen bloggers during the week of October 12-18 in celebration of Teen Read Week (TRW).

2014 Young People's Creative Writing Contest

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The 2014 Young People's Creative Writing Contest is here! 

Brochures are available at all libraries, but here's what you need to know:

  • Contest is for ages 10-18
  • 3 age groups: 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
  • 4 categories: poetry, short story, informal essay, short play, and NEW IN 2014: Graphic Short Story. 
  • Contestants may enter more than one category, but only one manuscript per category.
  • Entries accepted May 1 – June 5 
  • Enter online, starting May 1st at http://teens.tulsalibrary.org/ypcwc/entryform, or by filling out an entry form (attached below).

More details in the attached brochure/entry form.

Questions? Call 918-549-7490 or email cwalsh@tulsalibrary.org.

National Novel Writing Month

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Do you NaNoWriMo? November is National Novel Writing Month. "It's a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. " Last year 300,000 people participated in the NanoWriMo challenge. NaNoWriMo has a Young Writers Program taking place throughout November that is self-paced and features advice from well known authors. To participate, visit http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ . Let us know what you are writing in the comments section below!

Young People's Creative Writing Contest Winners in Urban Tulsa Weekly!

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 The August 29, 2012 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly featured an article about the Young People's Creative Writing Contest. It quoted the works of several 2012 winning writers! You can read the article online here. Thank you Urban Tulsa Weekly and congratulations again to all contest winners! 

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