Monthly Archives: February 2014

Contest Open


The LA Writes Contest is now open for entries in the 2014 contest. Deadline for entry is May 15, 2014. Students in Louisiana in grades kindergarten through 12th grade may enter one fiction, one nonfiction, and up to 3 poems. See the form for word count limits.

All entries must be sent by mail, postmarked by the due date, and include a signed entry form. To access the entry form, click here.

Students’ writing will be judged by teacher-consultants and then by author judges according to the VOICES rubric.

If you have any questions, email Margaret Simon at or leave a comment on this blog.

The LA Writes Contest is a nonprofit contest. All awards and prizes are made possible by private donations. All donations are tax-deductible. Donors of $25 and up will receive a free anthology. Donations of $100 will be acknowledged on this website, Facebook, and in the anthology.