In a world where J.K. Rowling’s manuscript of “Harry Potter” was rejected 12 times, it can be easy to become despondent about publishing your fiction, even more so for teenage writers wanting to voice their thoughts to the world.

However, there’s an abundance of writing competitions year-round for teens and writing contests for high school students  — you just need to know where to look. The experiences offered by certain teen contests such as working with professionals, revisiting your work, and perhaps even seeing it come to life either in a publication or on stage is indescribably rewarding and gratifying.

Here is a list of 33 writing contests for teens. Genres include: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenplays, and plays.

Has your teen ever considered entering a writing contest?
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