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Young Appalachian Writers Competition

In Conjunction with the Women of Appalachia Conference


The Women of Appalachian Conference: Their Heritage & Accomplishments announce the Young Appalachian Writers Competition, open to high school females between the ages of 15 and 21 from the 29 Appalachian counties in Ohio. Any original, unpublished work about a fictional character living in an Appalachian community is eligible. Stories should be between 500 and 2,500 words. Entrants may submit only one work.


Entries, along with a cover letter, should be sent to Women of Appalachia Conference Young Writers Competition, Office of Continuing Education, OU-Zanesville, 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701. Entrants should include their name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, age, title of submission, and a brief biography (limit 50 words) with their entry. 


Contest is currently closed. If you would be interested in sponsoring this contest for future conferences please email


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