Writopia Lab in partnership with Litquake invites writers between the ages of 12 to 18 to submit their fiction, memoir, or poetry for a chance to receive an award of recognition. Each award recipient will have the opportunity to be published in Writopia Lab's teen journal The Ellipsis and to participate in a celebratory reading at Litquake’s culminating event: the Lit Crawl.
A broad range of voices, styles, and perspectives will be chosen to be showcased at Lit Crawl, Litquake’s final festive night in the Mission District of San Francisco on Saturday, October 20th. Additionally, two outstanding submissions by 11th and 12th grade writers will be selected to receive a $250 scholarship.
Pieces must be submitted by Sunday, September 23rd at 11:59 PM. To submit your work, please complete this form*. Those selected to read their work at Litquake will be notified by October 10th. Submissions are limited to one per writer.
*If you do not have a Gmail account (either a personal one or through your school’s G Suite), please fill out this form and email your piece as an attached Word document to RegisterBayArea@writopialab.org (see email-specific guidelines below).
The subject line of your email should read:
Bay Area Teen Writing Awards Submission: FirstName LastName_Title
Save the doc as:
|Fiction ||1,000 word maximum
|Memoir ||1,000 word maximum
|Poetry ||50 line maximum
We look forward to reading your work, and hope to see you at Litquake in October or at a Writopia Lab writing workshop this fall!
For more information, email RegisterBayArea@writopialab.org.