Call for Young Writers!

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As part of the Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Youth Arts Festival, CTAC is pleased to collaborate with Petoskey News-Review, the Bob Schulze Fund for Creative Writing at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, McLean & Eakin Booksellers of Petoskey, and Walloon Writers Review to present the 16th Annual Young Writers Juried Exposition.

Young writers who attend schools served by the Char-Em ISD (or home school students in Charlevoix or Emmet counties) may submit one work of poetry, prose, or one of both. Work must be submitted online, starting Tuesday, April 3 and ending on Friday, April 13. Student work needs to meet the following requirements:

  • Prose work may be fiction or non-fiction. All prose work is limited to 1,000 words or fewer. All work mustbe titled.
  • All poetic forms are acceptable. All works of poetry are limited to 500 words or fewer. All work must betitled.
  • All work must be submitted online by a teacher, principal, or parent no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 13.
  • To submit work, use the Crooked Tree Arts Center website: www.crookedtree.org.

Prizes will be given in both poetry and prose categories as follows:

High School

  • 1st Place: $100, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card
  • 2nd Place: $75, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card
  • 3rd Place: $50, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card

Middle School

  • 1st Place: $100, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card
  • 2nd Place: $75, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card
  • 3rd Place: $50, medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card

Elementary School

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place: Medal, journal, and McLean & Eakin gift card

*All winning submissions will be printed in the Petoskey News-Review.
*All first place winners’ work will be printed in an upcoming edition of the Walloon Writers Review, and all first place winners will receive a complimentary copy.

The Young Writers Award Reception will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Crooked Tree Arts Center.  At the reception, young authors will have the opportunity to read their work publicly. Students, teachers, family, and friends are welcome. Refreshments will be served from 12:00 – 2:00 PM during the Culinary Arts Showcase presented by the Petoskey High School Hospitality Program. 

If you have questions about the Young Writers Juried Exposition, please contact Alex Dailey at 231-347-4337 or alex@crookedtree.org.
 

Download a copy of the Call for the 2018 Young Writers Juried Exposition Entry Information.

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