The iWRITE Literacy Organization offers students in the 3rd-12th grades the opportunity to submit short stories, poetry and artwork to our annual publishing contest called, I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids. Each year we pick 65 winners to be published in our anthology and invited to our big annual book signing celebration in Houston, Texas.

Join our team of published kids and be sure to submit your online applications by May 31st. First round submissions are accepted January 1st through May 31st. Finalists will be named in early September. Our 65 Winners will be announced on our website and published in the next anthology, released in the wintertime.  All winners will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology and tickets to the book signing celebration.

For more information on our organization and programs, visit!


Named after twelve-time published iWRITE Author Sarah Young, the Young Textbook Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate college freshman at his/her selected university or community college or high school senior based on his/her academic achievement, recommendations, and scholarship essay. 

The scholarship is only awarded to the student after he/she is accepted into his/her university or community college. The awarded funds must only be used on textbooks and school supplies. The scholarship covers the cost of up to $2,000 and is awarded on a competitive basis. 

The Young Textbook Scholarship will be conducted in three stages.

1. Submission of the Young Textbook Scholarship Application and Official Transcript

The application must be completed only by the student. The applicant must have his/her high school or college send an official transcript to the iWRITE Scholarship Committee. 

No application will be considered for the scholarship unless the application and official transcript are both received by the deadline. 

The application deadline is September 6, 2019.

Postal Mail / Email for Transcript Submission:

Attn: iWRITE Scholarship Committee

6824 Long Drive

Houston, TX 77087

Programs & Communications Coordinator

2. Selection of Scholarship Recipient

The Scholarship Committee will evaluate all applications and select the scholarship recipient in October 2018. 

3. Announcement of Recipient 

The recipient of the Young Textbook Scholarship will be announced at our 10th Annual I Write Short Stories Luncheon in November.

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