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Local youth writers can win cash prizes and publication

Youth in grades 9 to 12 across the northeast are being invited to take part in the Youthwords Writing Contest.  

It’s being run by the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival.  

The contest offers young writers feedback on their writing, cash prizes for the winners and publication.  

“Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival’s 10th anniversary is coming this November 2-4, and we always start the festival by recognizing our young and emerging writers,” says Heather Campbell, Festival Director. “We began the Youthwords Writing contest in 2016 and have witnessed a number of young writers blossom in their writing.”

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This year’s theme is ‘Artificial’.  

Submissions can be a 1000-word short story or up to two poems with a maximum of 20 lines each.  

Officials say pieces can be personal, political, comic, serious, or anything else that the word artificial inspires. 

The deadline for submissions is midnight on October 22. 

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