For all the young writers and visual artists between ages 13 and 19, Claremont Review is accepting submissions for their annual Writing and Art Contest from January 15 ’til March 15. The categories are poetry, fiction, and visual arts. But with the categories come rules:
Poetry: Up to three poems allowed, and must be on different pages. Names are not allowed on the poems.
Fiction: Maximum submission is 5,000 words. Short fiction is accepted.
Visual Art: Maximum of three images. These pieces include paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, mixed media, and more. Names are not allowed on the pieces.
Another important rule for all categories: No published work is accepted.
The prizes for each of the writing categories are first place $750, second $500, and third $250. There is one prize for visual arts, which is $500. Winners, which are are announced in May, will their work published in Claremont Review.
“Micro-fictions, short stories, photography, art, poetry . . . our annual contest attracts such a range of interesting and edgy work from 13-19 year olds,” Ali Blythe, editor-in-chief at the Claremont Review, told me. “The winners and runners-up win publication and prizes, but every single entrant receives a year’s subscription to the magazine. So it’s a great way for youth artists and writers to see what their peers are doing all over the world.”
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