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By Stephanie Morrill
So while I was on vacation, snarfing roasted hot dogs and s'mores, we apparently did some growing!

500 (plus!) followers - unbelievable!

Totally calls for some celebrating with a new contest. This round's contest is:

A 500 word free write!

Your 500 words should read like the opening of a story. That means you have 500 words to hook this round's judges into your story world. It also means you have the opportunity to get feedback from published authors on the opening of your manuscript, which is a pretty awesome.

Your entries are due Monday, August 27th by 11:59pm Kansas City time.

Here is how to submit your entry (slightly different than other shorter contests):

Please save your entry in some sort of word processing program (i.e. Microsoft Word). Please attach your document to an email and send it to Stephanie(at) In the subject line of your email, please put: 500 Word Free Write.
I will send you an email confirming that I received your entry. If you haven't heard from me withing 48 hours, please feel free to check back.

If you have placed in a Go Teen Writers free write contest before, you may NOT resubmit the same entry you won with.

The contest is for those age 21 and under. One entry per person please.

Judges still to be determined, since right now I'm working on important things like making my clothes not all smell like campfire. So stay tuned for the judges - but get writing!

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