Write Rhode Island
A short fiction competition for Rhode Island students in grades 8 through 12 sponsored by School One and Goat Hill!
First, a little history.....
School One is a small, progressive, independent high school on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. We serve students with diverse backgrounds within a vibrant, safe and inclusive community. Our graduates successfully navigate the academic demands of competitive colleges and art schools.
School One’s curriculum spurs love of learning and self expression. Our accepting community and our advising system provide support, guidance and inspiration. Our tuition is affordable relative to local private schools and we offer generous financial aid.
Goat Hill, is the coming together of three Providence writers -Ann Hood, Hester Kaplan and Taylor Polites, to produce literary events throughout Rhode Island. With years of teaching writing at all levels, and with many published books, awards, and fellowships between them, Ann Hood, Hester Kaplan, and Taylor Polites are experienced professional writers with long-time associations with publishers, editors, agents, MFA programs, magazines and literary journals, and writing conferences. They have edited and appeared in anthologies, run conferences, retreats, and MFA programs, and participated as judges in a number of competitions.
Goat Hill also hosts a variety of writing workshops, and offers one-on-one coaching sessions. Goat Hill is committed to supporting and engaging writers and readers in the vibrant literary life of the state through innovative programming and outreach. http://www.goathillwriters.com/
School One and Goat Hill have something in common:
We know that students' passion and interests of any student is at the heart of their connection to literature. Our aim is to encourage students to become better writers and to provide an opportunity for them to develop their own voices. We were inspired to create an opportunity for all Rhode Island teens, not just those who attend School One, to write creatively, express themselves and share their perspectives of the larger world. Thus Write Rhode Island was hatched.
Write Rhode Island
Write Rhode Island is a creative writing competition for students which will showcase the talented young writers in our state. Winners of Write Rhode Island will receive prizes, awards and publication in a print anthology. This anthology will be published in March and there will be several book launches, readings and celebrations.
HOW DO I ENTER WORK?
Sign Up for a workshop!
For a complete printable list of workshops throughout Rhode Island click HERE
Workshops are taught by published writers and authors. Meet the writers!
Write Your Story!
Write Rhode Island is looking for stories that demonstrate creativity, technical skill, originality, personal voice and use of Rhode Island as a theme. Stories should be 2500 words or less. Review the competition guidelines HERE.
Submit Your Story!
All stories (1 per student) should be entered through Submittable. Submittable is an online platform. There is no fee for entering. Students who do not have personal computers can visit any public library to use a library computer to enter.
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Public, private, parochial or home-school students in Rhode Island currently in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate in Write Rhode Island. Students are not required to sign up for a workshop to enter the competition. Students may upload their story between November 1 - December 10, 2016 to enter the competition.
Our judges will be looking for quality, originality, creativity and interpretation of Rhode Island as a theme.
Students names are withheld from judges.
Write Rhode Island submissions should not contain any personally identifiable information. Do not include your name on the pages on your story.
Write Rhode Island is grateful to our judges for volunteering their time to read all of the stories submitted.
Winners of the Write Rhode Island competition will be announced in March 2017.
For more information please contact Diana Champa at School One, 401-331-2497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.