Group-Sponsored YA First Chapter Contest
|May 8, 2021
Young At Heart invites you to show us your YA first chapters that shine. This contest celebrate our youth. There is one contest for Middle Grade and one for YA. More than ever the younger generations need stories to inspire them to keep reading. Your first chapter is what draws them in and holds them. We’re looking for stories that are age appropriate, in any genre. No adult labels. If your first chapter is longer than 3,000 words, you need to find a good stopping point prior to the end. This is an opportunity to see everyone’s first chapters together in one spot, learn from each other and figure out what makes your story click with readers.
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|$100 cash via PayPal
|$75 cash via PayPal
|$50 cash via PayPal
Entries must be no longer than 3,000 words per Scribophile’s count.
First chapter YA entries of any genre only. No poems, flashes or short stories.
No adult labels can be required by the content.
Work submitted must not have been previously won or placed in any other contest.
Work cannot be submitted to any other current Scribophile contest.
No previously published stories.
Only one entry per member.
Entries must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Entry is free, but you’ll need 5 karma points to post your work to the contest. You can earn karma points, by writing critiques of work with other members.
To post your work for this contest, check the box that says "Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored YA First Chapter Contest.” Your work will automatically be considered. The check box will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.