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Looking for a way to showcase your writing skills? Want to win cash prizes? Then, submit your entry to Write-On!  There are three levels of competition: Grades 4–6, 7–8, and 9–12. Every level has two categories for submission: "Short Stories" and "Poetry." Note: The submission period is now closed.

As part of Write-On, we host an author event, where we announce the winners of the competition. Write-On is generously sponsored by the Gift of Carl Foundation.

About the Author


An Evening with Celia C. Pérez
Thursday, Nov. 16, 7-8 p.m.

Celia C. Pérez is the author of The First Rule of Punk, a 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book Strange Birds, a 2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List Selection; and Tumble, which received six starred reviews and is an NPR Best Book of 2022. She lives in Chicago with her family, where in addition to writing books about lovable weirdos and outsiders, she works as a librarian. When she was in middle school, she filled diaries with recaps of televised wrestling matches.


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