Short story contest for YA writers


 The rewards are publication in Children’s Writer,
cash prizes, winners’ certificates, and valuable
training in disciplined writing.

 If you like writing for children and contests,
read on . . .

The winners in this contest will be published in Childrens Writer, the monthly newsletter that goes to almost 1,300 children’s book and magazine editors in North America. Along with the winning entry, we’ll publish an article about the top-ranked entries and their authors. There are also cash prizes. The cash prizes alone are a lot of good reasons to write a piece and enter.

Current Contest:
YA Short Story

A short story for teens, 13-14, in any subgenre, including speculative fiction, issue-based, contemporary, historical, adventure, humor, etc. The story should be no longer than 1,500 words. Entries will be judged on its page-turning qualities, targeting of teen interests, voice, and character. It should be well-structured, have a strong opening, and a resonant theme. The judges value originality, and the final criterion is publishability.

Entries must be received by October 31, 2012. The first contest entry is free to Children’s Writer subscribers who include their account number on page one of their manuscript. All others pay an entry fee of $15, which includes an 8-month subscription. Winners will be announced in the March 2013 issue. Prizes: $500 for first place plus publication in Children’s Writer, $250 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places.

Now warm up your computer and write a $500-winning YA Short Story!

Follow the link for more information on submission.Obtain Official Entry Form or make online submission.

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