Celebrating Black Writers Student Writing Contest
Deadline May 23 (must be received by this date). Highly recommended free contest gives prizes up to $4,000 to US high school and college students for previously unpublished fiction, prose, or essays (all genres compete together), 750-4,000 words, on "various themes raised by Black writers--poets, novelists, literary activists, public intellectuals, civil rights leaders, and historians--who have advocated for social justice". Limit one entry per student. Submissions may be an excerpt from a student's larger work. Enter online. Include a one- or two-sentence author's bio. Teacher or parent/legal guardian must submit the entry on behalf of the student if they are under 13. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English in partnership with Medgar Evers College's Center for Black Literature.
Published: May 5, 2022