Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Contest for Young Writers in Arizona

Thanks to Amara Edblad for informing me of this contest for young writers!

Children's Fiction Contest, Arizona Consortium on the Arts

Submission deadline: January 31, 2010
For more information, or to mail submissions, please contact:
Writing Contest
Attn: Melanie Tighe
16428 N. 32nd Street
Suite 111
Phoenix, AZ 85032.

This contest is open to writers residing in Arizona. All submissions must be appropriate for children, 5000 words or less. Poetry or Short Stories with or without illustrations. Multiple submissions are acceptable.

Submissions must be:
Double spaced (except for poetry)
- 12 point Times New Roman font
- Pages must be numbered
- Title should appear in header on right side
- Do not put name on pages

Include a cover page with your name, email, mailing address and phone number along with the title of the story and the age group for which you are writing. If you are under the age of 18 please include your age on the cover sheet for the “by children” portion of the contest.

Ages Groups are 3-5, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12+

Make sure you keep a copy of your story, do not send originals they will not be returned. Submissions will be judged on originality, writing and professionalism so send your best work.

There is no entry fee. Winners will be announced February 28, 2010 on the Arizona Consortium of the Arts website Winners will be published in the first issue of the Blue Guitar Jr. online magazine and will receive an award certificate.

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