Thursday, September 13, 2012

Community Teens Writing Contest

Did you know we are having a writing contest at the library for part of our Community Reads  Program and that there is a category just for teens?  I'm guessing not, so here are all the details!  
In The Fault in Our Stars, a major plot point is that Hazel’s favorite book, An Imperial Affliction, stops in mid-sentence. After years of wondering how it ends and wanting to know what happened to the characters, she takes extreme steps to find answers to her questions.
Do you have a book that leaves you hanging in a similar way? Or perhaps your favorite book has an ending that you just don’t like. Here’s your chance to write a better ending!
As part of this year’s Community Reads, we’re sponsoring a writing contest. Submit a new ending or epilogue to a book for a chance to win a prize.
Age categories are as follows:
Adult (18+): 1500 words max
Teen (high school): 1500 words max
Grades 6-8: 1000 words max
Grades 3-5: 1000 words max
Up to 2nd grade: 1000 words max
Entries will be judged by a panel of community members. Winners will be announced in October and will have an opportunity to read their winning entries at the prize reception. Entries will be available for the public to read, but you have the option of withholding your name from the public copy (see entry form.)
How to enter:
Entries must be typed.
Submit paper entries at the Reference Desk, Children’s Department, or the Fox branch. Or submit your entry online here.
Deadline: October 1 extended to Sunday, October 7th.
Good luck and have fun!

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