Enter the YALLWest Teen Writing Contest!

“That was my story, but I wanted a different one.”

—YALLWest Teen Ambassadors Prompt

Are you a voracious reader? Is writing your passion?

Do you want a chance at winning a $200 gift card and a 30-minute informational interview with a REAL book editor? PLUS an honorary diploma signed by bestselling authors and a homepage feature on Underlined?!

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should enter the YALLWest Teen Writing Contest!

Artwork by Clara Goldie
Artwork by Clara Goldie

This is the 4th annual YALLWest Book Festival at Santa Monica High School. It’s our Senior Year! We’re taking on a theme of new beginnings.

Team Underlined is thrilled to partner with YALLWest and their teen advisory board to host this contest! And the best part? You don’t need to attend the festival to enter or win!

Here’s how to enter:

1. Create an Underlined account. It’s easy! Just click here.

2. Write a short story or poem (1,500 words or less) on the Underlined writing platform. The opening should include the sentence: “That was my story, but I wanted a different one.”

3. Fill out the form below.

4. Keep being awesome.

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