— post by Meghan G.
Are you a young writer looking to hone your craft and get some real world feedback about your work? If so, we a very exciting opportunity you should know about.
As programming partners for the Texas Teen Book Festival, we are thrilled to announce an exciting new writing contest for teens. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Delacorte Press, a Division of Random House, we are able to offer Texas teens a truly incredible and unique prize: Three lucky winners will be selected to receive in-depth critiques from Delacorte editors, either by letter or by phone or by Skype (winner’s choice)! This is the opportunity of a lifetime for aspiring writers.
All Texas residents between the ages of 11 and 18 are invited to submit their story outlines along with a 20-30 page writing sample. Submissions are due July 1st. All the details and guidelines can be found here: http://texasteenbookfestival.org/writingcontest/
Young writers, don’t miss out! Pick up those pens and get writing!
(P. S. – Author announcements have begun for this year’s Texas Teen Book Festival! Keep up to date by following TTBF on twitter, facebook, and checking the festival website. Plenty of big news to come!)