WRITE RHODE ISLAND
The Rules: Compose a short story. Eligible entries should be a short work of fiction incorporating Rhode Island as a theme. Your entry must be under 2500 words.
The winning entry will be the top four stories that deliver a powerful and engaging story as determined by judges. Our judges look for a story that demonstrates creativity, technical skill, originality, personal voice and use of Rhode Island as a theme.
All submissions are read blind. 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.
Winners will be notified individually via email and then an official announcement on our website and social media platforms. You will be notified by email if your story has been rejected.
- Each entry must be an original and unpublished work.
- Limit one entry per person.
- Please limit entries to 2500 words or less.
- Entries must be submitted electronically. All entries must be submitted through Submittable.
- The link for Submittable is active November 20 - December 10, 2023.
- All entrants will be emailed a list of the winners and an invitation to the awards ceremony.
- Entries will not be critiqued.
- 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.
- 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.
Entries should submitted by midnight on December 10, 2023.
Write Rhode Island works with schools and organizations throughout the state.
This year, Write Rhode Island will provide creative writing workshops, and author visits to students at the MET School, JM Walsh High School, Quest Montessori, North Scituate Public Library, West Warwick High School, Pawtucket Public Library, Ponagansett High School, St. Patrick Academy, Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Woonsocket Public Library, East Greenwich Public Library, and Warwick Public Library.
If you would like Write Rhode Island to visit your school or library, contact Diana at School One. email@example.com