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Our September Contest is Open for Submissions!

Creative Writing Contest | October | Horror

Our monthly writing contests are geared toward creating fun, competitive opportunities for young writers to expand their writing experiences and dip their toe into what this industry offers. We charge nothing for our contests, so there's nothing to lose! Please review the requirements below before submitting. Our judges are eager to read your work!

In the spirit of Halloween, your submission must be horror themed. This can mean a scary story, a terrifying poem, or even a frightening experience you once had in real life.

What does the winner receive?

  • Publication in our latest issue of The YEW Journal

  • Promotion on the home page of The YEW Journal website

  • Promotion in our monthly journal newsletter

Contest Judges:

  • Damien Holland | Editor-in-Chief

  • Atticus Hogan | YEW Editor

  • Jessica Stiehm | YEW Editor


  • Writers must be between the ages of 13 and 25.

  • Work must consist of Hispanic culture, themes, and/or heritage.

  • Submissions must be sent using the Google Form at the button below.

  • Work must use legible, 12-point font (ex. Ariel, Times New Roman, Helvetica).

  • We accept fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

    • FOR FICTION & NONFICTION: Submit no more than 1,000 words.​

    • FOR POETRY: Submit no more than 2 poems, no more than 100 lines altogether.


Our horror contest is open October 1st to October 23rd, 2022. Submissions sent after October 23rd will not be accepted.​

When is the winner announced?

Writers will receive an email by November 1st with the contest results.

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