Young Writers Competition

AWARD NIGHT is on April 14. Submissions are open until 11:00PM on April 9. Enter to win a cash prize! Plus a 3 - month Mentorship opportunity with a professional writer. Submission deadline: 11:00 PM on April 9, 2022   Contest Eligibility: Must be black youth between the age of 11 - 16 Currently enrolled in school AND […]

Youth Writing Contest 

Contest Eligibility:   Must be black youth between the age of 12 - 16 Currently enrolled in school AND interested in post-secondary education Have a love for writing ?Submit a short bio (tell us about yourself)  Contest Rules:  Short fictional story of up to 500 words depicting black culture ORWhat does being black mean to you? If you could change one […]

AFIYU 3rd Annual Youth Writing Contest

Calling all young writers to enter our 3rd annual Youth Writing Contest! Accepting submissions beginning  January 10, 2024 and ends February 20, 2024. See website for submission details.

Black Youth Writing Contest

AFIYU is on the hunt for aspiring young writers! The contest is for youth ages 12 – 16 to enter and win cash and a 3 – month mentorship. Deadline is April 5. Please send submissions by email to

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