One of my favorite things about publishing my debut novel, LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS, has been hearing the affection for one of its characters, Bertie. She’s been described as feisty, hilarious, out-spoken and even flirtatious! Pretty good for a grandmother. So in honor of the character that brought me so much joy to write, I am excited to announce:
A Short Story Contest for students ages 11 – 13
Entries accepted March 1 – April 1
1st Place $250
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $100
Honorable Mention – $100.00 to be divided between winners.
The winning entries will be posted online on the Middle Grade Mafia website
The details, rules, etc. are below but I wanted to introduce you to some of the great people I’ll be partnering with to bring you this contest.
Would you like to meet them? Yes, please!
The lovely folks at Locker-Time have agreed to oversee the technical aspects of the contest. Once the contest goes live (more about that later) you’ll find the form to upload your work on their site at www.Locker-Time.com/Bertie. (Link won’t work until March 1.)
It couldn’t be a contest without awesome judges! I am pleased to have the Middle Grade Mafia folks along for this journey. They will be judging the entries, as well as posting the winning entries on their site. Yay, Mafia!
And finally, my terrific sponsor –
Winnwood Retirement has graciously agreed to provide the prize money – $600.00 dollars worth!
The submission window is between March 1 and April 1
Writers may submit only one story per contest year
Stories must be written by only one writer
Writers must be ages 11, 12, or 13 years old
Previously submitted or published stories will not be accepted
Story must be no longer than 1500 words total
Story MUST contain a intergenerational aspect (two characters from different generations) no matter how minor.
Finalists posted online May 1, 2016
Winners posted online May 15, 2016
Submitting Your Story
Write your story in any word processing program
Go to http://www.locker-time.com/Bertie
Click on the submission form link
Fill out the submission form. Copy and paste your story into the text box
Submit your story!
Writers will receive an e-mail confirmation upon submission.
I’m excited to see read your stories. If you have any questions, email me at Bertie (at) LisaLewisTyre (dot) com. Now as Bertie would say, “Get crackin’!”
Download the contest info HERE.