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Questions? Contact Virginia Yopp
The 2018 Literary Contest is now closed for student submissions. Winners will be announced the week of March 19, 2018.
2017-18 marks the 40th year the Raleigh Fine Arts Society has sponsored the Literary Contest which is a short story writing contest for Wake County high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12.
Students may submit original short stories, with a maximum of 5,000 words, electronically through this website during the application call period. Each entry must be approved by the student’s English teacher using the link provided by Submittable, the software program the Raleigh Fine Arts uses for submission and judging processes.
Each entry is read by three preliminary judges. Finalist are then chosen by a team of three judges, each of whom reads each of the finalists’ stories. The final judges’ scores determine the winners of the contest. All judging is blind.
The competition offers recognition for student writers, their teachers and their schools, and the following cash prizes:
final judges evaluate the winning stories and winners have the opportunity to spend time with this year's guest speaker, renowned North Carolina author Randall Kenan.
Click here for the Judges' Criteria by which the stories are evaluated.
Click here to view the 2018 Literary Contest poster.
Click here to view the 2018 Literary Contest brochure.
Click here to contact the Literary Contest Chair.
Click here to read the winning stories from the 2017 Literary Contest.