The submission window for The Bertie is officially open! You have from now until September 30th to upload your story.
A Short Story Contest for students ages 10 & 11 and 12 &13
The submission window is between September 1 and September 30
Writers may submit only one story per contest year
Stories must be written by only one writer
Writers must be ages 10, 11, 12, or 13 years old as of September 1st, 2017
Previously submitted or published stories will not be accepted
Story must be no longer than 1500 words total
Story MUST contain a senior citizen (65 or older) as a character, no matter how minor.
Ready to upload your story?
FAT Reels has created our submission form. You’ll find it HERE! (Look around while you’re at it. They make great highlight videos.)
It couldn’t be a contest without awesome judges! I am pleased to have the Middle-Grade Mafia folks along for this journey again. They did an awesome job last year and it wasn’t easy with so many great entries. Yay, Mafia!
And finally, my terrific sponsor –
Winnwood Retirement which has graciously agreed to provide the prize money for the second year!
I can’t wait to read your stories! Best of luck to everyone.
The link to FAT Reels doesn’t work. Curious where my daughter can upload her story?
Sorry! There was an issue on the backend but it’s working now!
Tell your daughter I wish her good luck! 😁
Could it be possible that the general guidelines link isn’t working either?
Hi! The general guidelines are written in the post. The only link you need is the one to upload your story. If for some reason it doesn’t work above, copy and paste this: http://fatreels.com/the-bertie/ in your URL. Let me know if you have other problems!
This sounds incredible! It has always been my dream to be an author, and this contest sounds so fun!
When do you announce the winner?
Has the winner been announced? If so, where was it listed?
Our daughter has been wondering how she fared in the writing competition and I have been unable to answer her question.
Thanks for entering The Bertie! I’ve put the entries into their two categories,( 10/11 and 12/13) and are sending them to the judges. They’ll each read their entries and pick their tops, then all of the judges will read all of the top contenders. The judges will send me the winner’s list and it will be announced at the end of the month – on Halloween!
Sweet! Thanks for letting me know! Ooh I’m so excited!!
How will I know if I win? Will I get an email or…
Hi Campbell! I will announce the winners ‘names on Middle-Grade Mafia on Tuesday, October 31. Good luck!!
Congratulations to all who won! I didn’t win unfortunately, but I had a great time!