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"All students in grades 8-11 during the 2022-23 school year are eligible to apply to win a full-ride scholarship to the Interlochen Arts Academy to study creative writing."
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Win a full-tuition scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy with the Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition. All students in grades 8-11 during the 2022-23 school year are eligible to apply. All applicants must submit writing samples in two of the following genres: Fiction Poetry Spoken word Personal essay or memoir Screenwriting Playwriting Comics Experimental or unclassifiable writing Previous recipients of the Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition Scholarship have gone on to earn degrees from Cornell, Yale, Princeton, and the University of Michigan. They have won or been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Norman Mailer Award for Fiction, the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, Juxtaprose's Short Fiction Contest, Wigleaf's Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions, and the Pushcart Prize. They have published books and have been featured in a variety of publications including Driftwood Press, Black Warrior Review, Kudzu House Quarterly, Broadly, Entropy, and more. Twenty creative writing students at Interlochen have been named Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the most prestigious awards for high school graduates.
Submission must be received in Submittable no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Students who are moving forward in the contest will be notified by the end of November. Those moving forward will be required to complete a formal application to Interlochen Arts Academy by January 15th, 2023 in order to remain eligible. Application fee waivers will be provided. The first prize scholarship will cover full tuition to attend Interlochen Arts Academy. The winner will be notified and other entrants will be informed of their admission decision during the month of March. All applicants will be considered for financial aid.

Genres

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Fiction

Max words: 3500Max pieces: 3
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Nonfiction

Max words: 3500Max pieces: 3
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Poetry

Max pieces: 4
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Hybrid

Max words: 3500Max pieces: 3
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Comics

No specific limitations