Our Write Rhode Island programming is open to young writers in grades 7-12. From our flagship contest to after-school classes, to an intensive writing program, we offer students the opportunity to find their voice and explore their creativity while strengthening their writing skills.

Write Rhode Island Competition Rules & Deadlines

Eligible entries should be a short work of fiction incorporating Rhode Island as a theme, and must be received by midnight on December 11, 2022.

  • Each entry must be an original and unpublished work.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 11, 2022.
  • 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.
Submit Your Short Story!

Eligible entries should be a short work of fiction incorporating Rhode Island as a theme, and can be submitted November 20 - December 11, 2022.


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Write Rhode Island in Schools and Libraries

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, Paul Cuffee Middle School, JM Walsh High School, Quest Montessori, Jamestown Public Library, West Warwick High School, Cumberland Public Library, Ponagansett High School, St. Patrick Academy, Cranston Public Library, Sophia Academy, and Warwick Public Library.

If you would like Write Rhode Island to visit your school or library, contact Diana at School One. 401-331-2497/dianac@school-one.org


Coming soon.

Partners & Sponsors


For more information about School One's LitCenter, contact Diana Champa, call (401) 331-2497, or complete our online inquiry form.