The Alabama School of Fine Arts’ Creative Writing department has opened up their writing competitions to start off the new year. They are featuring two competitions that include the Young Writer’s Literary Awards for junior high schoolers and the Aspiring Poets, which is open to high school poets in regions of Alabama: Birmingham Metro, Northeast, Central-east, and Southeast regions. Guidelines can be viewed on their website.
The finalists will be featured in the Alabama’s School of Fine Art’s literary magazine, Cadence, alongside their own students’ original works. Cash prizes will also be distributed among the winners: first place $100, second place $50, and third place $25.
These competitions and their literary magazine are designed to promote and recognize young, aspiring writers in Alabama.
Submissions are to be mailed to the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203. All entries are due by February 24.