This is a chance for a real publication; something to put on your writing resume. If your work is selected, your writing will be featured in an anthology, Quote the Raven, Volume II, to be published in September 2017. All authors featured in the book will receive a copy, and the book will be made available for check-out in the Monterey Public Library Teen Collection. If you think this is something you want to do, please follow the guidelines below.
+ You may submit up to 2000 words of: poetry, a short story (fiction or non-fiction), an essay, a chapter or excerpt from a longer work, or a journal entry.
+ Please use conventional grammar rules, standard paragraph formatting, and spell check.
+ Your entries must be 12 point, Times New Roman font (typed), and double spaced.
+ You must have a title page that includes: your first and last name, your age and grade, your address, telephone number and e-mail address; your word count.
+ Create a header with your name, entry title, and number your pages.
+ The work can be from any genre; however, please keep your work PG-13. This means:
1. No excessive cussing
2. No explicit scenes
3. No racial slurs
4. Nothing that promotes hate or ignorance
5. Nothing that glorifies rape, brutality or drug usage
6. If there is anything you are unsure about, please check with me.
+ Any violations to the rules listed above may lead to disqualification of your entry.
+ You may submit multiple entries to increase your chances of winning.
+ E-mail all entries to: email@example.com before 11:59 PM, July 31, 2017. Please put: “Writing Submission” and your name in the subject field.
+ Winners will be notified by mid-August.
The Teen Writers Group meets on June 22, 2017 to go over the contest guidelines and brainstorm ideas for submissions.
There is no registration required. This contest is open to high school and middle school-aged students. (Graduating high school seniors are still eligible for entry.)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Eboni, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 831-646-2094.