Co-created by School One and Goat Hill, Write Rhode Island’s annual short fiction competition is open to all Rhode Island students grades 7-12.
Each Fall, this flagship program offers students an opportunity to participate in workshops with a large creative community of writers throughout the state and to have their stories published in a high-quality print anthology.
Winners are announced in March and honored at an awards ceremony at the Newport Art Museum.
Eligible entries should be a short work of fiction incorporating Rhode Island as a theme, and must be received by midnight on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The contest entry link will become available on November 20, 2019. Visit Write Rhode Island’s website for details.
- Each entry must be an original and unpublished work.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 submitted electronically. All entries must be submitted through Submittable.
- The link to Submittable is active November 20 – December 8, 2019.
- 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
2019 Write Rhode Island Winners
- Going Under, Andrew Ackroyd, Chariho High School
- Hope, Julie Vieira, Ponaganset High School
- Flying by Myself, Maya Joncas, St. Mary’s Academy-Bay View
- A New Chapter, Sierra Silversmith, Curtis Corner Middle School
2019 Write Rhode Island Notable Mention
- The Moonlighter, Kristel Calamba, Jacqueline M. Walsh School for Performing and Visual Arts
- Horse and Girl, Delia Tanzi Buchbaum, Quest Montessori
- The Gift of Gold, Isabel Blair, Quest Montessori
- Hope, Nicolette Kirwan, Archie R. Cole Middle School
- Changing Encounters, Isabel Swain, The Pennfield School
- An X-Shaped Scar, Lucy Colby, Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School
- Finding Family, Delaney Gouveia, The Pennfield School
- Zombies, Robots, and Stuff, Toshiro Brooks, Home Schooled (Pawtucket)
- Apparitions by the Shore, Abby Trainor, Smithfield High School
- The Unintentional Resurrection of Mercy Brown, Hallie Brown, Smithfield High School
- Fantasy Land, Corwin Almo, Classical High School
- Providence Palace, Caroline Sechio, West Warwick High School
- A Mirrored Memory, Violet Johnson, Barrington High School
- How We Met, Kayla Duvel, Barrington High School
- Sustainability, Catherine Sawoski, Wheeler School
- Ouroboros, Abigail Paull, Wheeler School