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Hey, my peeps! Finally! Feedback for the 2017 competition is on its way to you. If you entered, check your email. We also sent the feedback to your parent/guardian. We're really sorry for the awful delay. Thanks for your patience.

Scroll down to see the winners of the 2017 New Voices Young Writers Competition. Congratulations to our wonderfully talented writers.

The 2016 Anthology has been shipped. Copies are available for sale. It will also be available for free download right here on this very website in a week or so.

On Following the Rules: 

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ~ W. Somerset Maugham 

You can get away breaking all the other rules at least once in a while, but you can’t get away with breaking this one. Readers will accept almost anything from you if you don’t make them feel they have wasted their time and money. ~ Terry Brooks

“One rule of the road not directly stated elsewhere in this book: 'The editor is always right.' The corollary is that no writer will take all of his or her editor’s advice; for all have sinned and fallen short of editorial perfection.” ~Stephen King, on Writing

“First chapters are like first impressions – you only get one chance. So don’t blow it.” ~ Debra Dixon

"If there’s one rule about writing, it’s that there are no rules. Anytime someone tells me about a rule, I set out immediately to break it." ~ Elizabeth George

Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. ~ Ray Bradbury