The 2015 New Voices Young Writers Competition will open soon! Read the rules for all the info!
We apologize for the delay in announcing the winners of the 2014 (that is, this year's) competition.
We congratulate the winners of the 2014 New Voices Young Writers competition. Their work is included in the New Voices 2014 anthology. Scroll down for the full list of this year's talented young writers.
Cover courtesy of Sheri L. McGathy.
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The 2013 New Voices Anthology is now available for download, as are the anthologies for all previous years. Click on the New Voices Anthology link in the menu.
The 2014 Anthology will be available for download very soon.
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
Grand Prize Winners
|Junior Division||A New Life (Short Story)||Victoria G.||Mississippi, USA|
|Senior Division||To Take the Route of Heaney (Essay)||Linda C.||Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|First Place||Wave Dogs||Ally B.||Texas, USA|
|Second Place||The War of Worlds||Brianna A.||Alabama, USA|
|Third Place||War Haiki||James R.||Alabama, USA|
|Award of Excellence||I Dream a Dream||Alexa P.||Maryland, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Rewarding Diligence||Jasmine B.||New York, USA|
|Judges' Award||If But Thine Eyes||Elise S.||Minnesota, USA|
|First Place||A New Life||Victoria G.||MIssissippi, USA|
A Diary of an American
Concentration Camp Survivor
|Catherine B.||Alabama, USA|
|Third Place||Guardian Angel||Jocelyn B.||Washington, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Sixteen||Gabby G.||California, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Death||Alyssa C.||Alabama, USA|
|Judges' Award||My Wasteland||Brianna A.||Alabama, USA|
|First Place||Animal Freedom||Prerana P.||Sharjah, United Arab Emirates|
|Second Place||Journey Across the Atlantic||Aisha M.||Wisconsin, USA|
|Third Place||A New Power Source||Andy C.||Virginia, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Katherine's Mission||Katherine M.||Georgia, USA|
|Honorable Mention||The Competition||Zachary T.||Georgia, USA|
|Judges' Award||What Do I Do?||Brittany S.||Alabama, USA|
|First Place||The Ocean||Sandhya S.||New York, USA|
|Second Place||Thoughts||Alexandra P.||Massachusetts, USA|
|Third Place||To Lie in the Fallen Leaves||Abbie M.||Pennsylvania, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Baby||Madeleine L.||California, USA|
|Honorable Mention||The Cover||Yuriy M.||New York, USA|
|Judges' Award||Teaers||Ivy Z.||Ontario, Canada|
|First Place||Mustache||Jacob W.||Texas, USA|
|Second Place||The Soldier Comes Home||Stephen M.||Texas, USA|
|Third Place||Secret Worlds||Siqi L.||Illinois, USA|
|Award of Excellence||On the Ship with the Lights||Kayla J.||Texas, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Requiem||Ella C.||Illinois, USA|
|Judges' Award||Dancing Away||Denise K.||Texas, USA|
|First Place||To Take the Route of Heaney||Linda C.||Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|Second Place||Bonjour, Mon Ami||Victoria T.||Illinois, USA|
|Third Place||Confusion of a Banana||Madeleine L.||California, USA|
|Award of Excellence||The Horror!||Harrison B.||Kansas, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Brown Eyes||Neehar B.||Minnesota, USA|
|Judges' Award||Jackie||Seung J.||Illinois, 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.