Middle and High School Writing Contest

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Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction

This information was submitted by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Executive Director of the Telling Room

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2011 statewide writing contest co-sponsored by Maine Magazine and Longfellow Books. Submissions will be accepted in three categories–Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry–with a winner selected from each who will receive $200, free books, and publication in our annual anthology. The contest theme is “play” and the deadline is March 1st. More information regarding submission guidelines and rules, as well as some useful prompts to help get you started are available here.

One winner in each category will have their work published in Maine Magazine in 2011, and will also be featured at The Telling Room’s annual community celebration of student work in May 2011. Honorable mentions in each category will have their work featured on The Telling Room’s website. All submissions will be considered for The Telling Room’s fifth annual anthology, to be published in May 2011.

The deadline is March 1, 2011. For full contest rules and submission guidelines, go to www.tellingroom.org.

The theme is “PLAY.”

Need ideas? Try one of these:

  1. Write a poem, essay, or story about the worst place to hang out with your friends.
  2. Write about a time when you walked into a situation or game without knowing the rules.
  3. Write about a favorite made-up game.
  4. If it’s about play, write it.

If you have any questions please contact Gibson at gibson@tellingroom.org

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