The Side Street Press YOUNG WRITERS BOOK CONTEST - 2019

To download a flyer for the YOUNG WRITERS BOOK CONTEST, click HERE. 



In an effort to bring new voices to the Chicago forefront, Side Street Press is holding its first Young Writers Book Contest.

 ·       Writers must be between the ages of 18-30 at the time of submission

·        Submission period: January 1-January 31, 2019

·        Submit 30 pages max of fiction, memoir or creative nonfiction to

·        No fee

·        Select writers will be contacted in February, 2019 to submit their entire manuscript.

·        The contest winner will receive a $200.00 award and potentially a contract to publish the book-length work (85-350              pages with Side Street Press.

·        Writer must be from the Chicago area. 

·        Material with a Chicago connection is preferred but not required.