New Voices Contest for Young Writers

The EPIC New Voices Young Writers Competition™ is open for submissions through October 31, 2011. Students in public, private, or home schools between the ages of 11 and 18 are eligible to enter in the categories of short story, essay, and poetry. The contest was designed To encourage reading and writing in middle school and … Read more

Any Poets Interested in Helping Young Writers?

The EPIC New Voices writing competition for middle school and high school writers received a record number of entries, especially in the poetry categories. Consequently, we need more poetry judges. Every entry is scored by three judges, including at least one EPIC member. Every judge must be a published writer, editor, publisher, teacher, and/or librarian. Judging doesn’t … Read more

New Voices: Contest for Young Writers Underway

The EPIC New Voices competition for young writers is well underway. Middle and high school students can win great prizes, but even entrants who don’t final win what may be the best prize of all: feedback from published writers, editors, teachers, and librarians. Students from anywhere in the world can enter poetry, short stories, and essays. … Read more

EPIC New Voices: Writing Contest for Teens

Many writers start writing early in life. When you read the bios of authors, you often learn that the writer has been writing “since she could hold a crayon” or “as long as I can remember.” EPIC, the Electronically Published Internet Connection—an organization for authors, publishers, and other professionals in the e-publishing industry—sponsors an annual … Read more

The Knight-League Scholarship

A reader e-mailed me and asked me to help spread the word about the Knight-League Scholarship, a writing competition for high school seniors that will award three $5,000 scholarships. Holly Alonis wrote: I write to you as an online liaison for the LEAGUE, which is a school and web-based system for service learning that empowers … Read more

New Voices Deadline Nears

The deadline for EPIC New Voices, writing contest for junior high and high school students is this coming Friday, January 16. This is a wonderful opportunity for young writers to win great prizes and have their work published. Perhaps more importantly, it is a chance to get objective, encouraging feedback from professional writers, editors, and … Read more

Calling Middle School and High School Writers

EPIC’s annual New Voices contest is open for submissions until January 16, 2009. Middle and high school students in any school (public, private, or home) in the world are eliglble to enter as long as their entry is in English. Categories for Middle School and High School include Story (fictional short story). Poetry, and Essay … Read more

Volunteer to Help and Encourage Young Writers

The EPIC New Voices Writing Competition is a project dear to my heart. I, along with a few other EPIC members, started the contest in 2006, and I chaired the competition for the first two years. EPIC is gearing up to start accepting entries in this year’s competition, and the organization needs volunteer judges.  Teachers, librarians, … Read more