Eugene Writers: Young Writers Association 2012 Creative Writing Contest

Writing contest taking entries from Lane County writers 5 and up

Photo credit: YWA

The Young Writers Association (YWA) is taking submissions for its 2012 creative writing contest MANY VOICINGS: IN TRANSLATION. Many cultures and many voices make up our community, and our multi/trans-cultural traditions and languages are a rich creative source for writers.

Writing contest entry details

  • Open to ages 5 and up (including adults) who are residents of Lane County
  • Entries can be up to 600 words
  • See for full contest guidelines or contact Louisa Lindsay-Sprouse at 541/485-2259 or
  • Get inspired: find writing samples and literary examples on
  • Send submissions to YWA Contest, PO Box 51538, Eugene, OR 97405, or email
  • Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2012
  • Winners will be notified by March 7, 2012


Winners receive prizes from local businesses and a workshop with bilingual, award-winning author Gary Soto.

Winners also read at the YWA Glitterary Word Festival on April 28, 2012, held at the Eugene Public Library, and are published in YWA’s creative writing journal, UpStarts.

About Young Writers Association (YWA)

Since 1994, YWA has stirred up literary play in youth and community. A nonprofit organization, YWA provides Lane County elementary through high school students with interactive, literature-based experiences in workshops, publications, camps, classrooms, and in inter-generational settings. More information is available at