Anger Is a Gift Essay Contest

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We’re excited to announce our Anger Is a Gift contest, where you can enter for a chance to win $5,000 toward your education, have your essay published in Teen Ink, and receive a signed copy of Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro!

opens in a new windowSix years after the murderSix years after the murder of his father by an Oakland police officer left Moss Jefferies beset by grief and near-crippling panic attacks, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals in their own school. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.

When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.

Your essay writing prompt: Write a short essay (between 300 and 500 words) about how anger has been a gift in your life

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Visit for essay guidelines and more information.

Attention Teen Ink readers

Attention Teen Ink readers! For those of you who saw announcement of this contest in the February issue, please note that the contest url was incorrectly listed as The correct url is:

No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are age 13 or older. Entry period begins at 12:01 AM Easter Time (ET) on 2/1/2018 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 4/30/2018. Void where prohibited. For full Official Rules, visit Sponsored by Tor Teen, a division of Macmillan Publishers, 175 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10010.