NCTE “Celebrating Black Writers: Voices Calling for Activism and Social Justice” Writing Contest

NCTE, in partnership with The Center for Black Literature (CBL) at Medgar Evers College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, invites high school and college students of all ages to participate in a writing contest titled Celebrating Black Writers: Voices Calling for Activism and Social Justice. Submissions in the genres of fiction, prose, and essay are welcome. For more information about the submission guidelines, please follow this link.

The writing contest celebrates the Center for Black Literature’s 20th Anniversary Jubilee: Honoring Our Legacy and Celebrating the Black Literary Arts and the National Council of Teachers of English’s annual National Day on Writing.

All students currently enrolled in secondary/high school or college, including community college, are encouraged to participate by writing and submitting their own essays, prose, or fiction.

Students have the opportunity to receive the following:
  • High school students (includes juniors and seniors): first place $3,000; second place $1,500
  • College students (includes community, comprehensive, and senior colleges): first place $4,000; second place $2,000

The application deadline is Monday, May 23, 2022. If you have any questions or require further information please contact,

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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