Writing Contests and Scholarships

  • Contests, Scholarships and Writing Opportunities

    Fire and Ice-Fox Lane's Literary Journal

    The purpose and calling of Fire and Ice is to promote art and literature at Fox Lane.

    The Bedford Free Library 12th Annual High School Writing Contest

    Click this link for more information.



    Gilda's Club Westchester, Teen Essay Contest 2020 "Cancer: Tales Untold"

    Click this link for more information



    Please see the below for some exciting opportunities from The Palace Theater in Stamford, CT


    Fifteen students will work together to write original plays. The group will explore the aspects of character, conflict, structure, dialog, dramatic action, and theatricality. Students will learn how to collaboratively brainstorm, write and revise their work.  Every word will be written by the ensemble - from the title to the last period. The program exposes students to the pillars of dramatic writing.  Each class includes exercises in ensemble building, improv, theatre, and will increase students' confidence when it comes to sharing ideas. The program ends in a reading of the work they have created for parents, friends and family. This is a complimentary program meeting once a week for 2.5 hour sessions at: The Palace Theatre.

    Fridays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020   4-6:30PM

     Download Registration/Permission Letter HERE  

    2. A complimentary program for 10 students meeting once a week at The Palace Theatre. This five-week intensive directing workshop that will take students through the entire directing process including script analysis, articulating a director’s concept, casting, collaborative rehearsal techniques, and performance, on a contemporary short play or scene.

    Saturdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 2020      10-2PM

    Click here for more information.

    3. The 6thAnnual Ernie DiMattia Emerging Young Artist Awards given for Playwriting. Six high school students in grades nine through twelve will win monetary prizes for their writing of an original 15 minute, One Act play.

    Three top winners will each receive $500

    Three runners up will each receive $100

    Click here to learn about the criteria for the play

     This Application and the Play are due on or before the end of business day (5pm) on February 3, 2020.

    Click here for a link to the application.


    Why Hope Is Important” is the topic for the 2020 essay contest sponsored by Lifting Up Westchester,
    a non-profit agency committed to giving individuals in need a second chance by helping them to achieve
    self-sufficiency. Students are invited to reflect on the meaning of hope and the role it plays during times of personal adversity.

    The Sun Magazine: Submit personal stories/memories that link to preselected topics assigned by the magazine. The due dates are the first of every month.  Click the following link to get all the information.  http://www.thesunmagazine.org/about/submission_guidelines/readers_write 

    Skipping Stones Magazine:  This magazine caters to both younger and older students.  Go to the following link to look at their suggestions and directions for submission.
    Teen Ink Magazine is a magazine by teens for teens.  It consists of all teenage writing and themes.  The following website has samples of their magazines, ideas for publication, and also allows you to submit your writing to their magazine. http://www.teenink.com/contests
    Website for Writing Opportunities: Check this website out for publishing opportunities, contests, etc! http://www.writersdigest.com/101BestSites/?m_nYear=2008&m_sCategory=all
    The Claremont Review: The international magazine for young writers - Submit poetry, short fiction, and short plays. http://www.theclaremontreview.ca/html/generalsubmissions.html

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