High School Creative Writing Contest

ISU’s student journal of creative works, Black Rock & Sage, invites you to submit your poetry and prose to our contest. The winner receives $50 cash prize, publication in Black Rock & Sage, and an invitation to read at our launch party!

Any student grades 9-12 enrolled in High School in South-East Idaho is eligible to submit.

To enter the contest, send an email to  brs@isu.edu that includes your name, high school, and the genre of your work (i.e. poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction). Attach your submission to the email as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file.

We are open for submissions for the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 year!

Deadline: February 7, 2023

Winners of the High School Creative Writing Contest

2021: Emery Steele

2020: Petra Lynn Johnson

2019: Jacob Luker

2018: Aysha Entrikin

2017: Ellie Bailey

2016: Jeremy Wilson