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Young Writers Contests

on January 26, 2012

Spilling Ink Young Writers Contest

The Spilling Ink Young Writers contest is for kids, ages 8-12 in the US or Canada. Send you best short story of up to 1,000 words. Deadline is February 15, 2012. Prizes include Barnes and Noble Gift Cards. To find out more about the contest.

Spilling Ink is a Young Writers Handbook written by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter. There is a great blog to go along with the book which can be found here.

The blog includes fun writing picture prompts like these here.

There is also a great page of resources for teachers to use to help kids jump start creative ideas and writing skills.

The second Young Writers Contest is offered by Euterpe Young Adult Books (An imprint of Musa Publishing, and home to STAINED GLASS SUMMER)

Euterpe Young Adult Writing Contest

Euterpe Young Adult Books offers four themed contests a year. The current contest is for FANTASY.  Submission deadline is March 1. There are two age groups. 11-15, and 16-21. Stories should be between 1,500 words and 7,500 words, roughly 6-30 pages double spaced. The winner is offered a publishing contract. To find out more as well as how to enter click here.


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