Contest

Write On! Youth Fiction and Poetry Prizes

 

In celebration of the 10th Annual Summer Writing Camp—held this year in Ventura, California, on August 15, 16, 19, and 20—I am holding the first ever Write On! Youth Fiction and Poetry Prizes for young writers ages 18 and under. You can win prize money, books, a free coaching call with me… and you might even become a published writer! Read below for the rules and submission procedures. I can’t wait to read your work!

 

Prizes in all categories are:

  • First place: $50, a free 30-minute coaching call with Dallas, a signed copy of Dallas’s book of short stories 3 a.m., and publication of your work on Word Smorgasbord online literary magazine
  • Second place: $25, a signed copy of 3 a.m., and publication of your work
  • Third place: a signed copy of 3 a.m. and publication of your work
  • Finalists: publication of your work

 

Rules:

  1. This contest is judged BLIND, which means no identifying information should be on your entry. You will submit your name, age and contact information through the submission form. If your name is included on your entry, it will be disqualified.
  2. Word limit: fiction should be 1,000 words or less. Poetry should be 2 pages or less.
  3. There is a $10 entry fee for each piece, or you can submit 3 entries for $25. This helps fund the prizes and the administration costs of Submittable. You also have the option to purchase a copy of Dancing With The Pen II: a collection of today’s best youth writing at the special discounted price of $15, rather than its cover price of $25.
  4. You may submit as many entries as you would like, as long as you pay the entry fee for each piece you submit.
  5. The contest deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, August 20, 2017 (the final day of this year’s Summer Writing Camp).

 

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