Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Nevermore," Said the High School Student

This sounds like a fun writing contest for high school students (not to mention the museum exhibition):

"Poe: Man, Myth, and Monster" Young Writers' Competition

The Library of Virginia and the Poe Museum are looking for next Edgar Allan Poe. In observance of the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth, and the exhibition “Poe: Man, Myth, and Monster” featured at the Library of Virginia from July 20 through December 31, 2009, the Library and the Poe Museum present the “Poe: Man, Myth and Monster” Young Writers’ Contest. High school students are invited to submit their poetry and short stories, written in the veins of the genres Poe mastered—mystery, science fiction, and horror. Entries must be received no later than May 8, 2009, at 4:00 PM. Entries may be mailed or delivered to Tameka Hobbs, Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219-8000. For a list of contest rules and prizes visit:


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