Write Rhode Island 2018-19

Short Fiction Competition

Write Rhode Island Workshops

School One and Goat Hill are pleased to announce the 2018 Write Rhode Island Competition with the aim to engage students in grades 7-12 in creative writing. Eligible entries should be a short work of fiction incorporating Rhode Island as a theme.

Competition Rules

1. Each entry must be an original and unpublished work.
2. Limit one entry per person.
3. Please limit entries to 2500 words or less.
4. Entries must be received by midnight on December 9, 2018. Students can submit their stories through Submittable beginning November 16, 2018.
5. All submissions must be the written work of Rhode Island residents or students currently enrolled in Rhode Island schools in grades 7 through 12 or equivalent for the 2017-2018 academic year.
6. Entries must be submitted electronically (see further instructions under How to Enter). All entries must be submitted 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.
7. All entrants will be emailed a list of the winners and an invitation to the awards ceremony.
8. Entries will not be critiqued.
9. Copyright of entries is retained by the writer, but the submitted copies of the entries shall become the property of Write Rhode Island. Write Rhode Island shall be granted rights, free of charge, to display, publish and otherwise use (in print and on the Internet) the submitted work as well as the first and last name and age/grade of each winner.
10. Entries should not contain any personally identifiable information. Do not include your name, the name of your school or the name of your teacher on the pages on your story. Entries with personally identifiable information will be disqualified. Submission

Write Rhode Island submissions open November 25 -December 9, 2018. All entries will be submitted through Submittable. Submit Your Story!


Write Rhode Island submissions open November 25 -December 9, 2018. All entries will be submitted through Submittable.


All submissions must be received by midnight on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

All stories will be judged by a panel of authors, educators and community members.

Write Rhode Island Facebook page.

Write Rhode Island 2017-2018

With stiff competition from more than 150 story submissions, Write Rhode Island selected and published twenty short stories in 2018.

The Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, BankRI, and Senator Elaine Morgan joined School One and Goat Hill at the Newport Art Museum on Sunday, March 18, 2018, to honor the twenty Rhode Island students who took part in the Write Rhode Island competition. Pictured is Amanda Woodard from Barrington High School. Write Rhode Island is a statewide short story competition for all RI students and launched in 2016 by School One and Goat Hill.

2017-2018 List of WRI Winners (PDF 415KB)

Write Rhode Island 2016-2017

School One and Goat Hill announce the winners of the inaugural Write Rhode Island short fiction writing competition!

In its first year, Write Rhode Island received more than 100 story submissions from across the state. School One and Goat Hill, along with their invited group of judges, are pleased to announce the winning entries of Rhode Island’s only short fiction writing competition for students.

Excerpt from Just the Beginning by Write Rhode Island winner Kiani Pope (pictured, from The MET School, Providence)

"Where I’m from everybody’s from the projects. Everybody reps a gang. Everybody’s willing to die for their squad. Your family ain’t blood but you’re closer to them than your actual family. You call them your brothas, sistas, buzzints, your fam."

2016-2017 List of WRI Winners (PDF, 286KB)



Write Rhode Island Workshops


 October 2018

• October 3rd and 10th at 6pm at Cranston Public Library (Cranston).

• October 8th. Write Rhode Island at The RI Festival of Children’s Books and Authors at Lincoln School(Providence).

• October 14, 21 & 28. Newport Art Museum will host a Sunday afternoon Write Rhode Island workshop from 1-3pm. (Newport)

• October 15 & 22 at Paul Cuffee Middle School (Providence).

• October 16 & 30 at ENRICHri (Pawtucket).

• October 16, 23 & 30 Riverzedge Arts will host Write Rhode Island workshops Woonsocket High School (Woonsocket).

• October 24th & November 7th, 4-5:30pm, Write Rhode Island at the Wanuskuck Library (Providence).

• October 29th at 3pm at at the Marianne M. Mohr Library(Johnston).

November 2018

• November 1st, St Patrick Academy (Providence).

• November 6th, Chariho High School

• November 7th, 4-5:30pm, Write Rhode Island at the Wanskuck Library (Providence).

• November 17th, 2:30-4:00pm, Cumberland Public Library (Cumberland).

• November 17th, 11am-12:30pm, Tiverton Public Library(Tiverton).