Young Writer’s Contest 2016

  1. Each entry must be an original work submitted in the appropriate age group:
    1. Group one: Ages 6 – 9
    2. Group two: Ages 10 – 13
    3. Group three: Ages 14 – 18
  2. Entries must be mailed, emailed, or dropped off at the following locations:
    • dA Center for the Arts: 252 D S Main St Pomona, CA 91766
      • Email:
    • Pomona Public Library: 625 S. Garey AVe. Pomona, CA 91766
      • Phone number: 909-620-2043

When submitting an entry, please provide your name, age, address, phone number, email address, name of your school, and the title of your story.

3. Entries must be submitted between November 2nd 2015 and February 13th 2016

4. With the exception of the poetry, entries should be no less than one and no more than four pages of text for group one, no less than two and no more than six pages of text for group two, no less than two and no more than eight pages of text for group three, Typewritten manuscripts should be double spaced.

5. Your entry may be prose or poetry on any subject and in any genre including fiction, non-fiction, biography, autobiography, mystery, humor, science fiction, horror or fantasy.

6. A panel of local Southern California writers, headed by Q.L. Pearce, will be judging all works.

7. Winning entries will be determined by March 31st 2016. There will be first, second and third place winners and five honorable mentions in each age group. Certificates and ribbons and a bound book with the top three winning entries in each category will be awarded at a special celebration on April 17th 2016 from 2-4pm at dA Center for the Arts. All participants are invited to attend the party.

8. Contestants must be a Southern California resident.

9. One entry per person.



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