Write On!

Write On! Young Voices Speak is a creative writing program that is open to students in grades K-12 and special education within the circulation area of Kingsport Times News. The column is printed in Kingsport Times News each Wednesday throughout the school year, with the exception of winter break holidays.

Due dates:

Student paragraphs are always due two Fridays before the Wednesday the column is printed. You will see the due date and the printing date on the Write On schedule.

To submit student entries:


(423) 392-1340




Kingsport Times News NIE
701 Lynn Garden Drive
Kingsport TN 37660


You may also have your students enter their work through this website.
Please include STUDENT NAME, GRADE, SCHOOL, and TEACHER’S NAME with each entry!

Selection Guidelines and Tips:
Many factors are considered in the selection of the entries. We read for creative answers and excellence of writing. We try to balance the ages and genders of the students, as well as provide a good selection of entries from different schools. It really helps if the writing is clearly legible.

Please remember: We cannot print student work that is unrelated to one of our topics.

If your students do not see their names in print for several weeks, please ask them to try, try again! We receive an average of 300 paragraphs each week, so it takes time to get around to everyone!