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Young Writers Contest

on October 5, 2011

Calling all teen writers (And those who work with teen writers).

The EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) is sponsoring a contest for Young Writers.

One of the leading competitions in the electronic world for young authors, the New Voices Young Writer’s Competition™ encourages reading and writing among middle and high school students while introducing them to the exciting world of eBooks and ePublishing, the wave of the literary future.

Prizes vary from year to year, ranging from eBook readers or PDAs, gift certificates, and cash prizes. Winners are chosen from the Junior and Senior Divisions in each category (Essay, Poetry, and Short Story). Winning entries are published in the annual New Voices Anthology, in both print and eBook formats. The 2006 through 2010 New Voices Anthologies are available for free download.

The New Voices Young Writer’s Competition™  can become a lauching pad into the world of publishing for many young writers, allowing them their first taste of professional feedback and pushing them to achieve their dream of seeing their words in print.

Established by EPIC in 2006, the competition accepts entries from students attending public, private, or home schools from all over the world.

This year’s competition will open on September 1, 2011, and entries will be accepted until October 31, 2011.

Know an aspiring young writer? The New Voices Young Writers Competition brochure can be downloaded and distributed to any school, homeschool organization, or young writer.

Information about entry can be found here.

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