Care to stroll through the enchanted forest of Narnia or fly a broomstick at Hogwarts? Perhaps you would prefer kissing a frog to release Prince Charming from a wicked spell. Can’t do that without books. Can’t have books without writers. To ensure we have a continuous supply of writers and keep those books flowing, the good folks at the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association have created a short story contest for secondary and middle school students.  Each teacher can now nominate student authors to represent their school.  We will have two separate contests. Students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible for the high school contest. Students in grades 5 through 8 are eligible for the middle-grade contest.

What’s in it for the author? I am glad you asked. There will be regional bragging rights when your school recognizes the genius of your short story. Then when your short story grabs first-place honors in the U.P., it’ll sure look pretty on your college resume. Not convinced yet? How about two hundred and fifty copies of George Washington? We knew that would get your attention. If for some mysterious reason, your short story comes in second place there will still be one hundred smiley faces of Washington or fifty for third place. The winning school in the senior division will host a traveling trophy for the following year. The first-place winner in the junior division will receive $150, the second-place winner will receive $75, and the third-place winner will receive $25. All winners will receive a medallion and their entries will be published in the annual U.P. Reader

Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest Winner Eve NobleEve Noble with Traveling Trophy


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