GHS Clubs 2018-2019 » Writing Club

Writing Club

Writing Club Description-

Writing club is a great way to express your creativity. This is for anyone who loves writing or is just looking to improve. We have a relaxed, fun, judgement-free atmosphere where we are willing to listen and help!


  • Keep it clean
  • Respect all students (whether they are in the club or not)


  • Poems
  • Write arounds
  • Short stories
  • Lessons - creative writing (essays - narratives), revising, descriptive, spelling B for fun, slam poetry, mad libs

Other topics may be suggested by club members, but these are base topics that will definitely be touched.

This club isn’t strict, and we don’t ask much, but respect, manners, and maturity are expected (like every other club or sport).

We meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday.  


Students Leading/Teaching-

Sydni Bird and Libby Schlegel



Jamie House, Room 148


Character development


Contests:  List of contests for high school students

Rattle Young Poets Anthology

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Students must be 15 or younger when the poem was written and 18 or younger at the time of submission. Thousands of poems are received each year, and the best 50 are selected for publication. Students can submit up to four poems each, and winners receive two complimentary copies of the anthology.


The Critical Junior Poet's Award

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Open to students age 13-18, this award strives to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in the field of poetry. The winner of the 2018 award will receive a $100 cash prize, a $20 iTunes gift card, a CD of master poets reading their work, publication in the 2018 issue of The Critical Pass Review, and much more recognition and honor.


Austin International Poetry Festival

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Striving to celebrate the diversity of humanity through written and spoken word, this award unites poets from around the world at the festival, which takes places April 5-8, 2018. Accompanying the festival is the release of di-vêrsé-city, a youth anthology. Students age 18 and younger may submit up to three poems and, if accepted into the anthology, are invited to read at the festival.


Teen Ink Poetry Contest

Deadline: Ongoing

Open to students in middle and high school, this contest calls for original poems of any length and topic. Of all poems published each month, up to three will be declared contest winners, and the poets will receive a free copy of the publication as well as Teen Ink merchandise.


Just Poetry!!!

Deadline: Ongoing

High school students may submit one poem (of 20 lines or less) every 90 days. Poems will be judged on creativity, originality, imagery, artistic quality, and mastery of poetic expression but can cover any theme and style. Top submissions will be published in Just Poetry!!!, and runner-ups will be published in one of the topical anthologies (Of Faith & Inspiration, Of Love & Dedication, Inside of Me, My World). Additionally, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to the Poet of the Year; additionally, there will be four "Best of Issue" winners who will each win a $500 scholarship and four "Editor's Choice" selections who will each receive a $100 scholarship.

What are you waiting for? Pick up that pen, take out the typewriter, grab the tablet or laptop or even your phone, and get to writing. The arts community needs your talent, and the world needs your voice. And hey, if you can win some prizes and earn some scholarships in the process, even better.


Hypernova Lit

Any and all types of writing are welcome. Long short stories, short short stories, prose poetry, traditional poetry, blackout poetry, creative accounts of your life and experiences, essays about yourself, essays about what you love, plays, scripts, letters, lists, rants, lyrics, journal writing.

Ages: All

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