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Hopepunk Youth Writing Challenge April 2020


Young writers aged 8-18 are invited to submit entries to Iron Bridge Publishing’s HOPEPUNK YOUTH WRITING CHALLENGE throughout April 2020. Tell them your vision of a better future for a chance to be published.

Hopepunk is a recent literary movement that has been described as ‘weaponized optimism’. Hopepunk stories can be in any genre but must feature themes about demanding and fighting for a kinder, better world for all.

Location: Online


  • Submissions that meet the criteria will be published in eBook anthologies.
  • A selection of submissions will be published in a print anthology. Authors whose stories are selected will receive a fee.
  • The challenge is designed to encourage a positive mental outlook during the lockdown, as well as an opportunity to develop writing and editing skills.


  • Writers must be aged 8-18 years old in 2020.
  • People who turn 19 in 2020 are not eligible.
  • The submission must be the original work of the entrant.

Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

Official Link: https://ironbridgepublishing.com/hopepunk/