Written by Staff
Texas Book Festival, in partnership with the University Interscholastic League (UIL), is now accepting entries for its 12th annual Fiction Writing Contest, sponsored by Kirkus Reviews, to encourage and reward creative writing in Texas schools. This year's theme is "From the Back of the Truck."
Texas junior and high school students (grades 7-12) are invited to submit a piece of original fiction, no more than 2,000 words in length. Entries must be submitted online via the form on the Texas Book Festival’s website no later than July 2. Submitted entries are considered in three divisions: grades 7-8, grades 9-10, and grades 11-12.
Winners in each division will receive a cash prize: $250 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third. In addition, first place winners will be awarded a plaque, will have stories published on the Texas Book Festival website, and will be invited to participate on a panel during the annual fall Festival weekend October 26-27. Accommodations for one night will be provided for the first-place winners and their family.
For contest rules and more information, visit www.texasbookfestival.org .