Teen Writing Contest

Between June 20 and August 1 Middle and High School Students can submit an original short story (fiction or autobiographical) between 750-1750 words for a chance to win a prize. Be creative & have fun! The Alexandria Library Teen Writing Contest is sponsored by the Friends of Beatley Central Library and the Friends of Duncan Branch Library. 


Middle School: Students Entering 6th Grade - 8th Grade
High School: Students Entering 9th Grade - Graduating Seniors



 Prizes will be awarded at each level:

 Entry submission:

1st Place - $100 Gift Card
2nd Place - $50
3rd Place - $25
4th Place - $10

Entries can be submitted online using the form below or by printing and filling out the Entry Form and sending it by email, mail, or in person at Duncan Branch Library.

Submit stories to Robin Sofge
rsofge@alexandria.lib.va.us

Duncan Branch Library
2501 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

 Online Submission Form