April Writing Contests from Figment

In addition to being National Poetry Month, April is also School Library Month.  To celebrate this, the American Association of School Librarians is partnering with Figment.com, a free online community for teens to create, discover, and share new reading and writing, to present four writing contests over four weeks.  Each contest will begin with a writing prompt for a different genre of fiction, on each Monday this month.  This week’s contest is contemporary fiction and will be judged by Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay.

The writing prompt is: Write a story or poem in fewer than 750 words (short and sweet!) that takes place in the course of one day; somewhere in the story you must include original lyrics. This means that you must include lyrics that you’ve written.

For more detailed instructions on how to enter, go here.

If you decide to enter, let me know.  I would love to read your story. You can send me an email at edaly@cwmars.org
Check back next Monday for a new writing prompt.

Figment is also really cool because it has interviews with authors and sneak peaks from books, like this one: Blake Nelson’s Recovery Road. If you like what you see, you can check this book out of the library, or place a hold through the library catalog.

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