This season, Sierra Writers continues to sponsor the Competition for both Middle School and High School students. These competitions are open to students in Nevada County; SW will consider submissions from adjacent counties provided an adult member of Sierra Writers forwards details regarding such a student to The details of each program, submission guidelines, prompts, prizes, etc., are linked here – High School Competition and Middle School Competition.

Both competitions have three categories, Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry, and have three prizes in each category. Students may enter in all three categories but may only submit one entry per category. Submissions will be due March 1, 2018; the winners will be announced in April – no later than May 1. PRIZES will be awarded in each category, and winners will be invited to read their winning submissions at the May 10th meeting.

Winning submissions will also be published in our Newsletter over the following year and by submitting, you are giving Sierra Writers the right to do this without any restriction on your right to publish your work anywhere else.

All interested are invited to fill in the Contact Form below and to attend a Workshop for Tween and Teen Writers at a time and place to be arranged.

kim-culbertonAuthor Kim Culbertson will facilitate the workshop. Bring pen and paper or your laptop and join Kim for some writing prompts and writing tips.
She’ll even help you develop a short entry to submit for the Sierra Writer’s Young Writers Competition. The time and room number will be announced here soon.
Hope to see you there!

If interested, please fill in the contact form and specify in the Comment section whether High School or Middle School and the categories in which you will submit your writing. Your submission(s) by March 1, 2018, to will complete your application to this competition!