Every year, students in the 3rd-12th grades submit short stories, poetry, and artwork to iWRITE’s publishing contest. Librarians select 100 students for publication in an annual anthology called, I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids. Best of all, newly published authors are celebrated at the annual book signing in Houston, Texas.
This is a great opportunity for you to see your work available at bookstores and online at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. Being published is also great for future resumes and college applications!
The original theme for the 2020 contest was “Outer Space.” But we know there are some strange things happening right here on planet earth as we deal with the coronavirus. While we’re taking this seriously, we also know that when things seem chaotic, a creative outlet can make all the difference, so we’ve decided to expand the contest to let your imaginations run wild. We’re calling it, “Outer Space and Earthly Mysteries.” Maybe there’s a way to combine the two… aliens, anyone? All entries are due by May 31. Be sure to check out the contest page for all the details!