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Calling historical fiction writers: Children's Writer contest

Are you crazy about historical fiction like I am? I love to read it; I love to write it. Recently I completed my first manuscript for a historical novel, and I'm looking forward (with crossed fingers) to the publication in Highlights this spring of a story inspired by my mother's childhood.

If you need a wee bit of motivation to complete that historical story your Muse is pushing you to write, look no further thant he current contest being sponsored by Children's Writer.
From the guidelines:

This contest is for historical fiction for young teens, age 13, to 1,500 words. Balance originality with accuracy and utilize a strong bibliography of research sources. Create a voice and a story that is historical but relevant to contemporary readers. Publishability is the ultimate criterion.

While writers must sometimes be wary of contests, the Children's Writer contests are well worth entering and a terrific affirmation for authors of the winning entries. And if that's not enough, the grand prize is $500 - in addition to publication in the newsletter.

Open to new writers and seasoned pros, entries must be received by October 30, 2010, and winners will be announced in the March 2011 issue.
Click here for more contest info.
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