January 5, 2010

Highlights Fiction Contest




Highlights Magazine for Children is having a fiction contest this month!  The theme is fiction based on a true story from your family.  So, for all of you children writers (or writers who dabble in different genres) here's your chance.  Three prizes for $1,000 OR tuition to Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua!  Here's the details:

GUIDELINES
HIGHLIGHTS 2010 FICTION CONTEST
CATEGORY:
Fiction based on a true story from your family.
PRIZES:
Three prizes of $1,000 or tuition for the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua.
ENTRY DATES:
All entries must be postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2010.
RULES:
No entry form or fee is required.
*Entrants must be at least 16 years old at the time of submission.
We welcome work from both published and unpublished authors. All submissions must be previously unpublished.
Stories may be any length up to 750 words. Stories for beginning readers should not exceed 475 words. Indicate the word count in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of your manuscript.
No crime, violence, or derogatory humor.
Entries not accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope will not be returned.
Manuscripts or envelopes should be clearly marked FICTION CONTEST. Those not marked in this way will be considered as regular submissions to Highlights.
SEND ENTRIES TO:
FICTION CONTEST
Highlights for Children
803 Church Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
WINNERS:
The three winning entries will be announced on Highlights.com in June 2010. These stories will become the property of Highlights for Children and will be published by Highlights. All other submissions will be considered for purchase by Highlights.

8 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness! Thanks so much for posting this! I loved, loved, loved Highlights when I was little. I've never written anything for children, but I think I'm going to try this out! Exciting!

    Also, thanks so much sending in your entry to my blog contest. I felt really terrible and about extending the deadline when you got yours in on time. Not exactly fair. :( My sponsor really wanted it to be a contest and allow more time for those straggling entries. Thanks for understanding!

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  2. This sounds so fun, but I couldn't write for kids that little!! Good luck to everyone else! :)

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  3. Oh, this is so great! Thank you, Catherine - you are awesome and my new best friend! :)

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  4. awesome thanks. Happy new year! :)

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  5. Diana, that's because you rock at YA. Thanks for the luck!
    Shannon, that's all I had to do? Yippee!!
    Shelli, you're welcome. Happy New Year to you too!

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  6. That actually sounds kind of fun. Maybe I'll try. Thanks Catherine!

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  7. Wow that's great! My daughter gets that magazine, too!

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