CALLING YOUNG AUTHORS

Do you love to read?  Do you love to write?

 

Well, we at MTL YA FEST would like to showcase your talent.    

Send us your submission for our writing contest.

To be eligible:

  • you must be 10-18 years old

  • your writing must target a YA audience

  • you must email your submission no later than April 15, 2022

  • your submission must include your name, age, grade and school name

Here are the categories:

Short stories:

  • Main contest: 

    • Submit an original piece, or fanfiction of your favourite book between 500 and 1500 words.  

  • New in 2022:  ​

    • Submit an original piece on a Jewish theme, or fanfiction of your favourite book by a Jewish author or on a Jewish theme, between 500 and 1500 words.  ​

 

Poetry:

  • Main contest:

    • Submit a poem or song.

  • New in 2022:  ​

    • Submit a poem or song on a Jewish theme.

 

Fan Art:

  • Main contest: 

    • Submit a piece of visual art, ideally related to any of our author's works but any YA fandom will do.

  • New in 2022:​

    • Submit a piece of visual art, ideally related to any work by a Jewish author or on a Jewish theme.​

Book Trailers:

  • Main contest: 

    • Submit a video of no longer than 2 minutes, ideally for one of our MTL YA Fest titles, but any YA book you feel strongly about will do.

  • New in 2022:

    • Submit a video of no longer than 2 minutes, ideally for one of our MTL YA Fest titles by a Jewish author or on a Jewish theme, but any YA book by a Jewish author or on a Jewish theme about which you feel strongly will do.

If you are entering a film submission, you are may not sue commercial music or branded items or garments in the video.  

 

Book Review:  

  • Main contest: 

    • Submit a review of no more than 500 words, ideally for one of our MTL YA Fest titles, but any YA book you feel strongly about will do.

  • New in 2022:

    • Submit a review of no more than 500 words, ideally for one of our MTL YA Fest titles by a Jewish author or on a Jewish theme, but any YA book by a Jewish author or on a Jewish theme about which you feel strongly will do.

How to apply:  

  • We will be accepting entries until April 15 2022. 

  • Submit your writing to mtlyafest@gmail.com or by clicking the link below. 

  • Put "MTL YA FEST Writing Contest" as the subject of your email.

  • Include your name, grade and school. 

  • Winners will be announced on our website and contacted by email.

What will happen: 

  • Our committee will review all submissions

  • Submissions will be grouped by submission type and author age/grade prior to review by the committee

  • Winners will be announced on our website and contacted by email.

  • Winning submissions will be shared on our website and via social media.

  • Prizes will be announced here as they are confirmed.

  • Arrangements for putting the prizes / awards in winners' hands will be made in late April.

By virtue of submitting your work, you give the MTL YA Fest the rights to broadcast and print your work.