Teen Writers: Prepare for 2023 Scholastic Writing Contest

Even though the 2023 Eastern Kentucky Scholastic Writing Awards won’t kick off until Sept. 1, the National Writing Project has teamed up with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to offer the third annual Teens Write Across America Virtual Writing Marathon.

Hosted by teen writers for teen writers, this writing marathon will take participants around the country from West Los Angeles to Fairfield, Connecticut, and many other places! Join us to cultivate a writer’s eye, ear, and mind while writing and sharing in a judgement-free, supportive community of writers.

The Writing Marathon will meet every Wednesday from July 19 to Aug. 16 for 90-minute sessions from 8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. PT). This marathon is open to all teen writers, experienced or just starting out. All participants are invited back on Sept. 20 to share one piece of writing with teachers and authors from around the country for revisions. This is a chance to polish up a piece you’re proud of to enter in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Check out the invitation to Los Angeles!

Watch this space for news about more events for writers in our region as well as more virtual writing marathons offered by the Morehead Writing Project and the National Writing Project. Also, put these dates on your calendar:

  • Write Out Eastern Kentucky: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 (inspired by the National Writing Project’s Write Out)
  • Small Poems, Great Writers: Saturday, April 13, 2024 (finding inspiration in poetry for National Poetry Month)