Texas Book Festival is now accepting entries
for its 2013 Fiction Writing Contest for grades 7-12
Winners to be featured in panel at Festival
AUSTIN (May 2, 2013)—Texas Book Festival, in partnership with the University Interscholastic League, is now accepting entries for its 12th annual Fiction Writing Contest, sponsored by Kirkus Reviews, to encourage and reward creative writing in Texas schools. This year's theme is "From the Back of the Truck."
Texas junior and high school students (grades 7-12) are invited to submit a piece of original fiction, no more than 2,000 words in length. Entries must be submitted online via the form on the Texas Book Festival’s website no later than July 27, 2013. Submitted entries are considered in three divisions: grades 7-8, grades 9-10, and grades 11-12.
Winners in each division will receive a cash prize: $250 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third. In addition, first place winners will be awarded a plaque, will have stories published on the Texas Book Festival website, and will be invited to participate on a panel during the annual fall Festival weekend October 26-27. Accommodations for one night will be provided for the first-place winners and their family.
Since 2001, the Texas Book Festival has partnered with UIL to host its annual Fiction Writing Contest. The mission of the Texas Book Festival is to celebrate authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The Contest serves to promote that culture to students across Texas and to educate them on the opportunities available to writers.
For more information about the Fiction Writing Contest or to submit entries, please visit texasbookfestival.org/Fiction_Contest.php or contact Kendall Miller, (512) 477-4055, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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