The 2014 New Voices Young Writers Competition is open for entries! Read the rules for all the info!
We congratulate the winners of the 2013 New Voices Young Writers competition. Their work is included in the New Voices 2013 anthology. Scroll down for the full list of this year's talented young writers.
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"What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Accross the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic" ~ Carl Sagan
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." ~ Groucho Marx.
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ~ Robert Frost
Grand Prize Winners
|Junior Division||Reading, Almost (Essay)||Darcy C.||New Jersey, USA|
|Senior Division||The Tiniest Branch (Poetry)||Emily G.||North Carolina, USA|
|First Place||My Heroes Don't Wear Capes||McKayla M.||Virginia, USA|
|Second Place||Spring Has Sprung||Kassidy C.||Kentucky, USA|
|Third Place||Being One Half||Darcy C.||New Jersey, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Dementia||Tiffany S.||Victoria, Australia|
|Honorable Mention||Not in the In-Crowd||Emiliana W.||Virginia, USA|
|Judges' Award||Dreams||Sajal G.||Texas, USA|
|The Magic of the Moment||Austen K.||Texas, USA|
|First Place||Hope||Kyra J.||North Carolina, USA|
|Second Place||Stars of Hope||Katherine W.||Virginia, USA|
|Third Place||Chain Letter||Grace G.||New York, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Letting Go||Pheby Liu||Ohio, USA|
|Honorable Mention||The Tale of a Neglected Crayon||Abbie M.||Pennsylviania, USA|
|Judges' Award||How Stonehenge Came to Be||Neehar B.||Minnesota, USA|
|First Place||Reading, Almost||Darcy C.||New Jersey, USA|
|Second Place||The Red Rose||Zoe Z.||Alabama, USA|
|Third Place||Education is Too Important...||Tiffany S.||Victoria, Australia|
|Award of Excellence||The Truth About Teddy||Claire K.||New York, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Behind the Door||Maxwell B.||Arizona, USA|
|Judges' Award||Living Vicariously||Jacques G, Jr.||Louisiana, USA|
|First Place||The Tiniest Branch||Emily G.||North Carolina, USA|
|Second Place||Geometry||Messiah B.||Florida, USA|
|Third Place||In Me||Devika C.||California, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Nocturne||Nicole K.||Georgia, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Ideal Worlds, Dream Worlds||Andreea I.||Bucharest, Romania|
|Judges' Award||Grief||Erica L.||New York, USA|
|The Audition: An Inner Monologue||Katelyn D.||New York, USA|
|First Place||The Wrong Step||Steven H.||British Columbia, Canada|
|Second Place||It Was Only a Matter of Time||Taylor K.||New York, USA|
|Third Place||The Last Letter||Adefila M.||Georgia, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Trust in Me||Danielle F.||Alberta, Canada|
|Honorable Mention||Wings||Steph H.||Montana, USA|
|Judges' Award||True Connection||Meghan R.||Washington, USA|
|First Place||Radical Education||Brendan D.||Tennessee, USA|
|Second Place||New Beginnings||Vanessa B.||Maryland, USA|
|Third Place||Surfing vs. Life||Lucy R.||California, USA|
|Award of Excellence||My Special Downs||Steph H.||Montana, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Plastic, It's Fantasic?||Sara P.||Kansas, USA|
|Judges' Award||7th Period Calculus||Jiha M.||New York, USA|
One of the leading competitions in the electronic world for young authors, the New Voices Young Writer's Competition™ encourages reading and writing among middle and high school students while introducing them to the exciting world of eBooks and ePublishing, the wave of the literary future.
The New Voices Young Writer's Competition™ can become a launching pad into the world of publishing for many young writers, allowing them their first taste of professional feedback and pushing them to achieve their dream of seeing their words in print.
Established by EPIC in 2006, the competition accepts entries from students attending public, private, or home schools from all over the world.