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"It's All Write!" Teen Writing Contest

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The Ann Arbor District Library is excited to host its 26th annual “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest in Spring 2018! Young Adult authors take part as judges each year, who then read and select the winning stories. Stories are judged in three different categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9 & 10, and Grades 11 & 12. The top three writers in each age group receive fabulous prizes. This is an ever-growing, international contest. Winners will be announced at our Teen Writing Festival on Sunday (June 10) from 1-4pm at the Downtown Library.


How to Enter the Contest:

The "It's All Write!" Contest is no longer accepting entries in 2018. Please check back for the 2019 contest!

1. Take a look at the Flash Fiction Guidelines and the Short Story Guidelines
2. Write your story! Need some help? Check out this Writing Resource Guide.
3. Send us your work using either the Short Story Submission Form and/or the Flash Fiction Submission Form!
Questions about the contest may be directed to


Special Writing Sessions!:

February 1, 2018 from 5:00-6:30pm at the Neutral Zone (Upstairs Conference Room). For help crafting your contest entry, stop by the Neutral Zone for a special session of drop-in writing help for participants in the "It's All Write!" contest! The Neutral Zone  is located at 310 E. Washington St. in Downtown Ann Arbor. *Note: If you are in grades 6-8, it is helpful to bring a note with an adult's permission.