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Welcome to New Voices!

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.

 New Voices 2013Cover courtesy of Sheri L. McGathy.


Download a New Voices Young Writers brochure  which you can print and distribute at will.

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.

"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

Junior Division


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

Short Story

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

Senior Division


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

 Short Story

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.

Know an aspiring young writer? The New Voices Young Writers Competition brochure can be downloaded and distributed to any school, homeschool organization, or young writer. Copies of the brochure can be requested by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Voices 2012

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