Tell Us Your Story!

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance, Growing Up, On the Road, On a Mission, Mystery, Mystical, Mischevious. Whatever your story is, we want to read it! Submit it to the 2017 Young Writers Short Fiction Contest!


Can I Enter? All elementary, middle, and high school students in students in Lane County, Oregon are eligible, whether they attend public, private, or home school.


Why Should I Enter? To tell your story! And to win amazing prizes. There will be awards for the top 3 stories in each level–elementary, middle, and high school. The winning stories will also be published in the 2017 WITS anthology.
Take a look at previous contest winners:

Winners 2016 Winners 2015  Winners 2014


How Do I Enter? First, write a story! What you write is limited only by your imagination. You can take us to the moon or to the center of the Earth. We can travel with you to ancient times or a future yet to be. Above all, have fun! But please make sure that your story is…
  • fiction.
  • a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 3000 words.
  • original, entirely your work, and previously unpublished.
  • typed and double-spaced, and saved as a Word document (.doc, .docx) or PDF. (Elementary submissions may be hand-written, scanned/photographed, and submitted as a .pdf, .jpg, .tif, or .png)
The deadline for this year’s contest has passed. We’ll see you next year!