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Write Rhode Island Kicks Off!

School One and Goat Hill have announced the 2018 Write Rhode Island Competition with the aim to engage students in grades 7-12 in creative writing.

Write Rhode Island was created by Goat Hill and School One to encourage student creative writing and provide a platform for RI students. Submissions for Write Rhode Island must be fiction, 2500 words or less, and incorporate Rhode Island as a theme in some way. All submissions must be received by midnight on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The contest offers cash prizes to winners and publication in an anthology. You can also visit Write RI’s Facebook page.

Criteria and eligibility for Write Rhode Island:

  • Students must be in grades 7-12
  • Students must live or attend school in RI
  • Stories must be an original work of fiction.


Write Rhode Island submissions open November 16-December 9, 2018. All entries will be submitted through Submittable. Submit Your Story!

All stories will be judged by a panel of authors, educators and community members. For more information contact Diana Champa at School One, 401-331-2497 or email dianac@school-one.org.

Competition Rules

  • Each entry must be an original and unpublished work.
  • Limit one entry per person.
  • Please limit entries to 2500 words or less.
  • Entries must be received by midnight on December 9, 2018. Students can submit their stories through Submittable beginning November 16, 2018.
  • All submissions must be the written work of Rhode Island residents or students currently enrolled in Rhode Island schools in grades 7 through 12 or equivalent for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Entries must be submitted electronically (see further instructions under How to Enter). All entries must be submitted through Submittable. Submittable is an online platform. There is no fee for entering. Students who do not have personal computers can visit any public library to use a library computer to enter.
  • All entrants will be emailed a list of the winners and an invitation to the awards ceremony.
  • Entries will not be critiqued.
  • Copyright of entries is retained by the writer, but the submitted copies of the entries shall become the property of Write Rhode Island. Write Rhode Island shall be granted rights, free of charge, to display, publish and otherwise use (in print and on the Internet) the submitted work as well as the first and last name and age/grade of each winner.
  • Entries should not contain any personally identifiable information. Do not include your name, the name of your school or the name of your teacher on the pages on your story. Entries with personally identifiable information will be disqualified.
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