Friday, January 9, 2009

Calling All Creative Writers!

Exciting News from TOS!

Attention writers! Grab your pencils and get those creative juices flowing!

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is hosting our second Storytime Writing Contest! We have two creative fiction categories: adults (16 and up 2,500 words or less) and children (15 and below 1,500 words or less). Deadline to enter is March 16, 2009. $7.95 fee per entry.

Grand prize winners in both the adult and child categories will receive prize packages valued at over $1,000, publication in the Summer 2009 issue of TOS, and publication in our Storytime 2009 Compilation E-Book. Eleven Honorable Mentions from each category will also be included in the E-Book in addition to receiving gifts from top homeschool companies.We look forward to reading your entries!

For a detailed list of prizes, official contest rules, to meet our judges, and to upload your story, please visit: www.TheHomeschoolMagazine.com/Short_Story_Contest.php.

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Sissy (my 13 year old) can't wait to enter! She's forever writing stories and adding chapters to the stories she's already written. She also draws elaborate, detailed pencil sketches (and they're very good!) of all her characters. In fact, one of the things she does most frequently with her online besty friendy is saga. That's where they take turns (or sometimes work simultaneously) writing a story. It'll be interesting to see what kind of story she writes for this contest.

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