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2020 High School Writers Competition

2020 High School Writers Competition

It’s time for teen writers to shine!! Write On The River and North Central Regional Library announce the 9th annual Chelsea Cain High School Writers Competition. It’s open to anyone in grades 9-12, including privately or home-schooled students and those in Running Start, in the ncrl service area (that’s Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant and parts of Ferry counties).  

$200 in cash prizes will be awarded to three young writers for excellence in original fiction writing, which may be a complete short story or the first chapter of a novel. Submission length is 500 to 2000 words, and there is no entry fee. Deadline for submissions is March 20.

New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain, who visited Wenatchee as a 2011 Write On The River conference speaker, initiated and continues to sponsor the annual competition.

Guidelines and Entry Form