New Orleans-based Write On Press announces essay contest for young black female writers
New Orleans-based Write On Press is calling for submissions beginning Aug. 1 from black women ages 18 – 25 for essays that address the subject: What I wish someone had taught me before I graduated high school.
The first-prize contest winner will receive $1,500, second prize $1,000, and third prize $500. Everyone who registers will have the opportunity to have their essay selected for publication. Winners will be announced in early December.
Anyone with questions about the contest can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Write On Press is a Black-owned publishing company run by New Orleans native M.A. Sharrieff. The press works with aspiring authors to provide resources and help them get published, with a focus on New Orleans youth. Write On Press titles include Sweet Revenge by J.J. Haile and Crescent City Connection by Taymika G. Byrd