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The Anna Boswell Memorial Prize for Young Writers

The Anna Boswell Memorial Prize for Young Writers

We are so pleased to announce a new prize from TWR: The Anna Boswell Memorial Prize for Young Writers. We are young. We are creative. We are free. Teenage Wasteland is a place for teens all over the world to find a home for their creative writing. We welcome all voices and encourage you to speak freely.

This prize is a $100 editor’s choice award that is graciously funded by members of Anna’s family. Tai Farnsworth, Anna’s niece & a Young Adult author & educator, will serve as guest judge for the prize.

The winner of this prize will receive a hundred dollar check plus a spot for their work in Teenage Wasteland Review’s spring or winter edition. All submissions to TWR will automatically be considered for the prize- So submit!


Any topic on Fiction or Creative Nonfiction


Teenage Wasteland Review


Winning entry receives $100


April 30th, 2016


  • Submissions for issue #3 will be accepted from February 1st, 2016 through April 30th, 2016. Issue #3 will be published in May 2016.
  • Ages 13-19 may submit–our goal is to feature the best in teen writing & give them a space to publish.
  • All submissions should be in a 12 point, standard font (i.e. Arial, Times New Roman, etc.).
  • If submitting poetry, please submit no more than three poems at a time, and no more than 10 pages. If submitting multiple poems, please submit them as ONE file.
  • If submitting Fiction or Creative Nonfiction, please limit your stories to 5,000 words or less.
  • Please wait until you hear back from us before you submit again. Multiple submissions will not be read. Just don’t do it.
  • All submissions should be in .doc, .docx, or pdf formats.
  • All submissions are READ BLIND, so please refrain from including ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION in the document containing your work.
  • Please include a cover letter with a third-person bio of 50 words or less.
  • Here is an example of the type of cover letter bio we’re looking for: John Johnson is a senior at Random Community High School and plans to study Biology in college. He enjoys water-skiing, time traveling, and mowing the lawn. Additionally, he works part-time at his local coal mine, which is his main inspiration.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted; please withdraw your work promptly if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • We do not accept previously published work.
  • Submissions that don’t meet these guidelines will be declined without being read.
  • You may submit your entry here


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