As announced on Monday, the Go Teen Writers 1,000 word contest is open for submissions today! We're open between now and Monday, or until we get 200 entries.
Quick reminder of who can enter: Those who are 21 and under, un-agented, and not a contracted or traditionally published novelist. One entry per person.
Here's the form for entering. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure to give us the correct email address. And make sure your entry is 1,000 words or less because I hate having to disqualify people.
One final note: When Jill and I talked about how we could possibly make a 1,000 word contest work, we knew we had to put some kind of limitation on it. There are only two of us, and while the Go Teen Writers blog and community are very important, they're only a portion of our professional responsibilities. While it pains us that the limitations we've put on the contest (only accepting 200 entries and staying open to submissions only for a few days) will inevitably exclude some writers, we hope you can understand why we needed the restrictions in place.
As it is, Jill and I will be reading and providing feedback for 200,000 words free of charge, and that will take up a lot of time and energy. We're happy to give back in this way to a community that we're blessed to be a part of, but we still have to put boundaries in place to remain healthy. Thanks for your support in this!