Teen Creative Writing Contest 2019

TeenCreativeWriting2019 LogoDo you think you’re the next William Shakespeare, John Green, or Angie Thomas? Would you like a chance to share your original story or poem with the world? If so, you should enter the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Teen Creative Writing Contest! Five winners will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble, and all authors who submit acceptable entries will get to see their writing in print in the Akron-Summit County Public Library Teen Creative Writing Contest Collection.



  1. All entries must be the original work of the submitter.
  2. Submitters must be entering grades 6-12 in the 2019-2020 school year.
  3. There is a limit of three entries per submitter.
  4. Entries are due by June 30, 2019.
  5. Entries should be no longer than 20 pages.
  6. All works longer than two pages must be typed in a Microsoft Word or Google document and submitted electronically (by email.)
  7. All handwritten entries must be printed and legible.
  8. All entries will be included in the Akron-Summit County Public Library Teen Creative Writing Contest Collection at the discretion of library staff; each submitter with an acceptable entry or entries will receive a complimentary copy mailed to their home address. Entries will not be returned, so make a copy!
  9. Five entries will be selected as “Judges Choice” award winners. These authors will receive a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.
  10. Whether you are submitting a paper entry or an electronic version, all submissions must contain the information on the submission form below.

* It usually takes a few months for all of the entries to be typed, edited, and put into the collection.

Submission Form


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