The Anna Boswell Memorial Prize for Young Writers

The Anna Boswell Memorial Prize for Young Writers
15 Apr 2016

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We are so pleased to announce a new prize from TWR: The Anna Boswell Memorial Prize for Young Writers. We are young. We are creative. We are free. Teenage Wasteland is a place for teens all over the world to find a home for their creative writing. We welcome all voices and encourage you to speak freely.
This prize is a $100 editor’s choice award that is graciously funded by members of Anna’s family. Tai Farnsworth, Anna’s niece & a Young Adult author & educator, will serve as guest judge for the prize.
The winner of this prize will receive a hundred dollar check plus a spot for their work in Teenage Wasteland Review’s spring or winter edition. All submissions to TWR will automatically be considered for the prize- So submit!

Topic
Any topic on Fiction or Creative Nonfiction

Organizer
Teenage Wasteland Review

Prizes
Winning entry receives $100

Deadline
April 30th, 2016

Guidelines
Submissions for issue #3 will be accepted from February 1st, 2016 through April 30th, 2016. Issue #3 will be published in May 2016.
Ages 13-19 may submit–our goal is to feature the best in teen writing & give them a space to publish.
All submissions should be in a 12 point, standard font (i.e. Arial, Times New Roman, etc.).
If submitting poetry, please submit no more than three poems at a time, and no more than 10 pages. If submitting multiple poems, please submit them as ONE file.
If submitting Fiction or Creative Nonfiction, please limit your stories to 5,000 words or less.
Please wait until you hear back from us before you submit again. Multiple submissions will not be read. Just don’t do it.
All submissions should be in .doc, .docx, or pdf formats.
All submissions are READ BLIND, so please refrain from including ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION in the document containing your work.
Please include a cover letter with a third-person bio of 50 words or less.
Here is an example of the type of cover letter bio we’re looking for: John Johnson is a senior at Random Community High School and plans to study Biology in college. He enjoys water-skiing, time traveling, and mowing the lawn. Additionally, he works part-time at his local coal mine, which is his main inspiration.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted; please withdraw your work promptly if it is accepted elsewhere.
We do not accept previously published work.
Submissions that don’t meet these guidelines will be declined without being read.
You may submit your entry here

Inquiries
If you have questions or nice things to say to us, find us on Facebook, Twitter @twlmag, Tumblr or e-mail at [email protected]

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