The Ann Arbor District Library is excited to host its 29th annual “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest in Winter 2021! 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, state-wide contest.
Kids in grades 3-5 can also enter AADL's Write On! short story writing contest, which will take place in January and February of 2021.
How to Enter the Contest:
The 2021 teen writing contest is now closed.
Winners will be announced at our virtual Teen Writing Festival on aadl.tv on Sunday, May 23 at 1pm!
Congratulations to our 2021 Finalists in each category! Click the links below to see the lists of this year's finalists:
The 2021 It's All Write Teen Writing Contest will accept submissions January 11-March 7, 2021. Please note that the 2021 contest is open to Michigan residents only.
For more information about the contest, including prizes, rules and where to direct questions, see the guidelines below.
1. Take a look at the Poetry Guidelines, 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, Poetry Submission Form, and/or the Flash Fiction Submission Form
Questions about the contest may be directed to email@example.com.