Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Okay, yes, I admit it. I'm kidding! But writing contests are great ways for young writers to get some publishing credits under their belt. And while you may not be four years old, you don't have to be that much older to participate.

So now that summer is coming around and school is out, get out that computer and start writing. Here are some great contests you can enter:

1. Creative Communications - offers poetry and essay contests. You can win a $50 savings bond and get published. Their site is: http://www.poeticpower.com/Contest.html And you can actually be
only seven!

2. The Young Voices Foundation is sponsoring a contest for a short story. Their site is http://www.youngvoicesfoundation.org/writingcontests.html.
The due date is July 31st so get cooking on those stories (no pun intended since all stories need to include a receipe of some sort) And make sure you read all the directions on how to submit. That is an important process for first-time writers!

3. Or for those age 14-18, try out this site: https://storyhighwayteens-com.netsolads.com/rules.aspx. They have some really cool prizes! You just have to join their website to participate!

So in between splashes in the pool and drinking lemonade, start creating and submitting. You could be an award winning author before the summer is over!

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