Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Does Entering Your Kid Make You a "Page Mother"?

Hey, kids—get your start in the exciting whirlwind of life as a Real Writer!

Contest for Young Writers Ages 10 to 18*
Deadline:August 15, 2008
Entry Fee: NONE

Prizes:1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, and Honorable Mentions will be selected for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry in each category; First place winners will be published in the November Delaware Beach Life magazine.

Categories: Middle School Students, ages 10 to 13
High School Students, ages 14 to 18

* writers do not have to be Delaware residents

Contest Rules: Each story or essay must be 1,500 words or less. Up to 3 poems per entry or 150 lines.Type the entry title on a separate cover sheet with your name, address, age you will be on June 15, 2007, name of school, home phone number and email address. Indicate whether the entry is FICTION or CREATIVE NONFICTION or POETRY and the number of words or lines.

Age category will be determined by age of author on June 15, 2008.

There is no entry fee for this contest. Enter as often as you wish, but mail each entry separately.

All entries must be typed in 12-point font. They must be original, unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere until the winners are announced.

No email entries. Submit entry via regular mail on single-sided 8-1/2 x 11 white paper. Entries will not be returned. All entries must be postmarked by August 15, 2008.

Winners will be notified by September 30, 2008. If you have not been contacted by this date, you may assume that your entry is not a finalist. First-place winners in each category will be published in the November issue of Delaware Beach Life. Other submissions may be published in local newspapers. Winners' names and story titles will appear on our web site by September 30, 2008.

MAIL ENTRIES TO: Rehoboth Beach Writer's Guild Young Writers Contest
PO Box 1326
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Reading and reception will be held in November for all participants, their parents, and teachers.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.