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Write Rhode Island Accepts Teen Short Story Submissions for Competition


Goat Hill is partnering with School One to present Write Rhode Island: A Writing Competition for Students Across the Ocean State. Goat Hill is the Providence gathering of Rhode Island writers  Ann HoodHester Kaplan and Taylor Polites that offers workshops, readings, and other opportunities for writers to engage with other writers and publishers.

Write Rhode Island is a short fiction competition for any students in grades 8 to 12. Students submit one story that incorporates Rhode Island. Winners will receive a cash prize, get their work published or exhibited, and participate in a statewide reading. Teachers and schools will receive recognition. Visit the School One website for submission guidelines.

To participate, sign up for a workshop led by published writers and authors, then submit a story by December 10, 2016. Winners will be announced in March. Good luck!

Here are a few of the workshops offered. Check out School One for the full list of workshops.

  • Warwick Public Library is hosting creative writing workshop for students on October 11 at 6pm. Contact the teen librarian to sign up at (401) 739-5440 x 6 or teenspace@warwicklibrary.org.
  • Westerly Public Library is hosting a writing workshop for teens as part of their YA events in October, short story workshop will be on Thursday October 13 at 6pm. Contact Kelsey at 596-2877 or kmatthews@westerlylibrary.org.
  • Providence Public Library will be presenting “On The Rhode”, a three part workshop that offers an introduction to short fiction for teens in grades 8-12. Saturdays, October 15, 22 & 29 10am-2pm. Contact Shannon at Providence Public Library or register at www.provlib.org/teenRegistration.
  • Visit Barnes & Noble Warwick on Thursday, October 27th at 6pm for a teen writing workshop. Register with Katie at Barnes & Noble Warwick.
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