Inklings Book Contest

  • What is the Inklings Book?
The Inklings Book is an anthology that features short stories and poems by twenty 1st-8th grade writers and is professionally published by Society of Young Inklings each year in August. 
  • Who is the contest for?
Young writers in grades 1st-8th ready to be treated like a pro and increase their confidence and writing skills.
  • How do I submit?
Stories and poems must be submitted between January 9th and March 15. 
  • How are the winners chosen?
We’re looking for submissions with a strong point of view and for writers who are committed to the revision process. Up to ten winners will be chosen from grades 1-4 and up to ten from grades 5-8.
  • What will I win?
Winners receive a two-session editorial mentorship with an adult writer, throughout which they will revise and polish their poem or story. The revised stories and poems are then published in the Inklings Book, which is distributed through various retail channels. Winners also receive their own copy of the Inklings Book as well as one for their school library.


The Inklings Books can be purchased at our online bookstore.