Columbia College Young Authors

Creative Nonfiction and Fiction


✓ Must be a student in grades 9-12
✓ Must pass J&B’s application & interview
✓ Must be a logical, profound and effective communicator in the written and spoken english language

✓ 3 or 5 or 8 Weeks

✓ January 30, 2022


Started as a local writing contest in Chicago in 1995, the Young Authors Writing Competition has grown into a yearly international contest of high school writers. Sponsored by the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago, the competition has received tens of thousands of submissions from talented writers all over the world. We are thrilled to award top submissions with cash prizes and recognition in the categories of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.


The Young Authors Writing Competition is a national competition for high school writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. A: Creative Nonfiction Writing: essays in all forms, styles, and subjects. Guidelines: 10-page max., double-spaced, 12-point type. B: Fiction Writing: original fiction in all forms, styles, and subjects. Guidelines: 10-page max., double-spaced, 12-point type. C: Poetry: original poetry in all forms, styles, and subjects. Guidelines: 3-5 poems, 10-page max., double-spaced, 12-point type. The deadline for submissions is January 30, 2022. Check out here to find out about Columbia College Young Authors in great detail. 


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Some of the popular secondary schools where our clients for Blue Program have attended over the course of the last few years:


  • Oxford Academy
  • Lynbrook High School
  • Cupertino High School
  • Dulwich College Seoul
  • Seoul Foreign School (SFS)
  • Chadwick International
  • Korea Kent Foreign School
  • Seoul International School (SIS)





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