2021 High School Writers Competition

Teen writers – turn your creativity into award-winning fiction!

Write On The River and NCW Libraries are happy to announce the 10th annual High School Writers Competition. It’s open to anyone in grades 9-12 (including privately or home-schooled students and those in Running Start) in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant and Ferry counties.

Online submissions are due by March 31, and winners will be announced by April 30.

$200 in cash prizes will be distributed among three winning students for excellence in original fiction writing, which may be a complete short story or the first chapter of a novel. Submission length is 500 to 2000 words, and there is no entry fee.

New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain, who visited Wenatchee as a 2011 Write On The River conference speaker, initiated and continues to sponsor the annual competition.

Submit your original short fiction here.