Write Now for 2013 Young Writers’ Contest

For the past twelve years, Sierra Writers has encouraged young writers in our community by giving them an opportunity to enter the Young Writers’ Contest and earn one of the three highly-coveted Lee Roddy Awards. Roddy, is the author of more than 50 novels written for children and young adults, and is a local writer and former Sierra Writers president. The award honors Roddy’s contribution, inspires teens in our community to write short stories, and provides them with an opportunity to win a cash prize for their efforts.

1st Prize: $300

2nd Prize: $200

3rd Prize: $100

with possible Honorable Mentions of $50 each

The 13th annual Young Writers’ Contest is open to teens (ages 14-19) who either reside in or attend a school in Nevada County. Only one story per entrant, and not longer than 2,000 words. Submission must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2013. Complete contest details and the contest entry form are available at http://sierrawriters.org/young-writers-contest.

Students’ winning manuscripts will be honored in a variety of ways: awards will be presented at a special ceremony in May, posted on www.sierrawriters.org, included in the Wildwood Literary Review, and announced in the Parent’s Resource Guide. Email questions to sierrawriters@gmail.com

Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested.