Free International Writing Contests

2014 Junior Authors Short Story ContestCategory 3 Ages 12 – 14
Top 8 writers will each receive a (Canadian dollar) Amazon e-gift card and a certificate of achievement.Not Available in Stores First place writer will be published on this website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement. See rules below.

Category 4 Ages 9* – 11
Top 8 writers will each receive a $25 (Canadian dollar) Amazon e-gift card and a certificate of achievement. First place writer will be published on this website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement. See rules below. *You can be no younger than 9 years old on June 30, 2014.

NEW for 2014 All finalists will receive a Certificate of Achievement because it is a huge achievement to make the finals in this competition.

“I struggle to find words to show my gratitude for this contest. It’s not necessarily that I have entered because I think I could win, but rather because it meant I was motivated to write more. I thank you deeply and wish the best of luck to my fellow contestants. Yours thankfully, Peter” (2012 Contestant)

Please read the rules and follow them carefully or your story will not be judged.

(A big thanks to all our volunteers!). If you wish to have feedback on your story and find out your score, you need to purchase the feedback option. Details are below the rules.

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