Writing is a multiple category discipline. You may apply in:
|Creative Non-Fiction||Novels||Poems||Plays or Scripts||Short Stories|
Requirements vary for each category and discipline. Please review the specific requirements for your discipline and category carefully before applying to the YoungArts program.
Submission Upload Procedures
Before you can upload any of your submission materials, you must first complete the entire application. Once your main application form is complete, you will be sent, via email, a submission upload link. You will submit your materials to this link, as well as a mandatory Writing Submission Form. In this email, you also will receive your unique YoungArts ID number. You will use this ID number on your submission materials. Please do not share your ID number or your link with anyone.
Your work will be evaluated on its merit alone in a blind adjudication process. Therefore, do not put your name or any identifying information anywhere in or on your submission materials.
The panelists consider language, originality, imagination and overall excellence.
What Panelists Look For
“Artists who aren’t just good mimics, but who are gutsy enough to pursue their own vibrant and original voices.”
“The panel is looking for an authentic voice, a fresh perspective and a deft sense of craft. We are looking for simplicity as well as bravura.”