The 2023 Golden Nib Writing Contest for Teens is closed.
Click the following link to view the results:
2023 GOLDEN NIB WRITING CONTEST
ENTRIES ACCEPTED: February 5 – March 30
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: May 2023
CONTEST AWARDS!!!!(in each category)
1st ($100) 2nd ($50) 3rd ($25)
CATEGORIES: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
FORMAT (submissions not in accord with format rules will be disqualified)
Fiction and non-fiction entries must be 1,500 words or less. Poetry entries must be 40 lines or less.
Entry must be in doc or docx format.
All pages must show contest category, submission title, and page number in the header.
Entries are judged anonymously. If the author’s name or any identifying information appears on any page, the entry will be disqualified. The author's name should only be entered on the web form.
Format entries using Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced, 8 1⁄2 by 11-inch page size, left-justified, and 1-inch margins on top, bottom, and left. Poetry should be single-spaced, with double spacing between stanzas.
All entries must be submitted online through this link: