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FREE – Junior Authors Short Story Contest


1,000 words; ages 9 to 21; cash prizes; no entry fee; deadline June 30, 2013; details HERE:


FREE 33rd Annual high school writing contest


FREE to enter; categories for essay, fiction & poetry; Dec. 14, 2012 deadline; cash prizes; details HERE:

1 entry per category; Personal essay labeled ESSAY may be no more than 5 double-spaced pages.  Fiction short story labeled FICTION -no more than 5 double-spaced pages.  Stories and essays must be double-spaced.  Poetry must be no more than 50 lines. Entries must be typed.  Students must type on the entry: Your name and address, grade, teacher’s name, school name and address. Students must include a letter from a teacher stating that the work is original. Mail to: Dr. Roberta Clipper, English Department, Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Winners will be announced in May 2013.

**note from Wendy: I have NO additional info on this. For questions, contact Rider University’s English Dept.

Teen writing contest – for high school students


NextStepU: Shout Out Teen Writing Contest; 1,000 words or fewer, fiction or nonfiction; five winners chosen every school year; prizes are $100 and publication; deadline July 20, 2012; details: