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Middle Grade Mystery Contest

on January 28, 2012

Writing contests can be great ways to get our creative spark flowing. Children’s Writer is offering this contest for Middle Grade Mysteries. Good luck!

Middle-Grade Mystery Contest

Submit a well-constructed fictional mystery that will engage readers ages 9-12. 900 words. Ideas include: a scary but age-appropriate story, a puzzle the reader has to solve using problem-solving skills, or a mix of mystery with another genre such as historical, inspirational, or humorous fiction. The judges are looking for originality and publishablility.

Entries must be received by  April 30, 2012.

Current subscribers to Children’s Writer enter free. All others pay $15 for entry fee which includes an 8-month subscription to Children’s Writer. (Children’s Writer is a great publication for any level of children’s writer and is delivered electronically as well as snail mail. They often need writers for articles about the craft of writing, business of writing, and market trends. I’ve sold many articles to them)

Winners will be announced in the October 2012 Children’s Writer.

$500 for First place plus publication in Children’s Writer. $250 for Second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth place.

To find out more including how to submit click here.


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