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The 2015 New Voices Anthology is now available for download. Click here.
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We congratulate the winners of the 2015 New Voices Young Writers competition. Their work is included in the New Voices 2015 anthology. Scroll down for the full list of this year's talented young writers.
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Grand Prize Winners
|Junior Division||Falling Into Pieces||Erina L.||Virginia, USA|
|Senior Division||A Soul Unmasked||Nathan Q.||Washington, USA|
|First Place||A Snowy Diwali||Prisha M.||New Jersey, USA|
|Second Place||Listen||Phoebe P.||Texas, USA|
|Third Place||The Quadruplets||Kelly C.||New York, USA|
|Award of Excellence||A Little This, a Little That||Divya P.||California, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Love Or Hate||Ribka T.||Virginia, USA|
|Judges' Award||The End||Sabrina C.||Tennessee, USA|
|First Place||Falling Into Pieces||Erina L.||Virginia, USA|
The LIttle Starfish
|Kaitlin K.||Virginia, USA|
|Third Place||Down||Lindsey N.||Colorado, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Handle With Caution||Divya P.||California, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Snow White and I Only||Nardia I.||Tennessee, USA|
|Judges' Award||Out of the Dark||Anna C.||Montana, USA|
|First Place||The Motivational Dictionary||Jeremiah Y.||Illinois, USA|
|Second Place||Sustainability and Sustainable Living||Aaditya S.||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Third Place||Not For You||Shannon S.||New York, USA|
|Award of Excellence||A Benefit With Every Stride||Kaitlyn Y.||Illinois, USA|
|Honorable Mention||The Way of Books||Amber A.||Germany|
|Judges' Award||The Story of Reality||Shruti R.||New Jersey, USA|
|First Place||A Soul Unmasked||Nathan Q.||Washington, USA|
|Second Place||The Clouds' Courante||Madison M..||Utah, USA|
|Third Place||Last Time||Sofia J.||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Award of Excellence||The Blue Dress||Cerlina L.||New York, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Cycle||Tracy R.||Florida, USA|
|Judges' Award||Two-Faced||Nina S.||New York, USA|
|First Place||Connecting Infinity||Samantha L.||Florida, USA|
|Second Place||Touching Hands||Magdalen A-H.||Pennsylvania, USA|
|Third Place||Scarecrows||Grant B.||Minnesota, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Silent Tune, Passionate Sound||Sandra C.||New York, USA|
|Honorable Mention||The Monster of Desire||Sarah S.||New Hampshire, USA|
|Judges' Award||For a Dead Princess||Jonathan Z||Virginia, USA|
|First Place||Paddles Point Backwards||Sarah S.||Texas, USA|
|Second Place||My Dear Villains...||Emily M..||California, USA|
|Third Place||Viral Vectors: From Life-Threatening to Life-Inducing||David Y.||New Jersey, USA|
|Award of Excellence||Why You Should Rescue||Amy H.||Maryland, USA|
|Honorable Mention||Midas Touch||Jihee Y.||California, USA|
|Judges' Award||A Voyage to Peace||Tracy R.||Florida, USA|
"Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action." ~ Kurt Vonnegut
"Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for." ~ Kurt Vonnegut
"Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water." ~ Kurt Vonnegut
“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.” ~ Jane Austen
Genre categories are irrelevant. I dislike them, but I do not have the casting vote. Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure. ~ Tanith Lee (1946-2015)
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.