Scholastic Writing Contest and Middle/High School Voices

The National Writing Project in New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Scholastic Writing Contest, is pleased to offer New Hampshire students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to submit their work for publication and awards. Student work will be accepted in the following categories: short story, flash fiction, poetry, personal narratives, critical essays, humor, dramatic script, as well as  science fiction, and fantasy.  Students in grade 12 can also submit a writing portfolio.middle-high-voicesTo submit your work, please go to our regional submissions page.

NEW!  Before you submit your work, read our Submission Hints from the Judges.

You may register at any time after September 15th, 2017. The deadline for submission is January 9th, 2018. Teachers are encouraged to work with their classes to revise and prepare manuscripts for submission.  We look forward to reading your submissions!

Works are judged blindly against others by students in the same genre and grade range by a panel of judges consisting of writers and writing teachers associated with the writing project. Students can earn gold or silver keys, or have their works cited for honorable mention.   We work to notify all winners by early February.  We do not notify students whose works did not win an award. All works awarded a gold key, a silver key or an honorable mention will be published in Middle/High School Voices, an anthology of student writing published annually. Gold key winners will go on to have their work judged at the national level and be eligible for national awards. All regional winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at Plymouth State University in May.

Order Middle/High School Voices 2017 here:  voices order form .  (the previous year’s anthology is also available.)

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