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High schoolers invited to enter Youthwords Writing Contest

Theme is ‘Artificial,’ and deadline is Oct. 22
Launched by Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival, the Youthwords Writing Contest is open to youth across Northeastern Ontario in grades 9 to 12. 

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival is launching its annual Youthwords Writing Contest for youth across Northeastern Ontario in grades 9 to 12. 

“Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival’s 10th anniversary is coming this November 2nd to 4th, and we always start the festival by recognizing our young and emerging writers,” said Heather Campbell, festival director, in a press release. 

“We began the Youthwords Writing contest in 2016 and have witnessed a number of young writers blossom in their writing.”

The Youthwords Writing contest was started in 2016 and offers young writers feedback on their writing, cash prizes for winners and publication.

This year’s theme is ‘Artificial’. Submissions can be a 1,000-word short story or up to two poems with a maximum of 20 lines each. Pieces can be personal, political, comic, serious, or anything else that the word artificial inspires.

The deadline for submissions is Oct. 22 at midnight. 

For further information and submission guidelines visit Wordstock’s website.



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