Enter the Underlined YALLWrite Writing Contest!

Enter the Underlined YALLWrite Writing Contest for a chance to win a $200 gift card and a 30-minute informational interview with one of our editors!

Entering is easy!

  1. Make sure you have an account on GetUnderlined.com.
  2. Pick one of three writing prompts below.
  3. Show off your skills by writing a story or poem (based on the prompt you selected) in 1,000 words or less.
  4. Copy the URL of your story published on Underlined.
  5. Fill out the form below. (You can only enter once.)
  6. Celebrate being the awesome writer you are!

Ready to start? Here are the prompts, selected by some of your favorite authors!

From Jay Kristoff, co-author of The Illuminae Files and The Aurora Cycle:

I was the only person on the bridge when the distress call arrived....

From Sara Shepard, co-author of Influence and author of the Pretty Little Liars series:

The moment I walked into school, everyone was staring at me—and I knew they knew what I’d done....

From Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin and Dear Justyce: 

If I thought the world had ended, I was wrong....


If you have any trouble with your account or story please email commuity@getunderlined.com


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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between November 02, 2020 and November 14, 2020. Open to US residents, 13 and older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering, I agree to Penguin Random House's terms of use and privacy policy.
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