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Now Open for Submissions!

Help us celebrate Earth Day

by writing a short form Ode to Earth Day, in poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction.


Contest is open to ages 9-19, with a first place winner in both the JR (ages 9-12) and SR (ages 13-19) categories. Each category will have a grand prize winner, and all entries selected will be published on the Teen Author Boot Camp website in a special Earth Day e-zine.


Be creative and have fun with the short form—it may inspire you to write something like you’ve never written before. It’s free to enter, and we can’t wait to celebrate Earth Day with your beautiful words!

Rules & Guidelines:

· There is no cost to enter.

· Entries cannot exceed 200 words, but must fall within the parameters of their form. For example, a haiku must have no more than 17 syllables and three lines; a sonnet usually contains around 100-120 words; Flash Fiction can be any short story that’s under the 200 word cap or Micro Fiction is 100 words or less. You can research your own forms as well.

· Contest will be judged in two different categories: Jr Division, ages 9-12 and Sr Division, ages 13-19.

· Submissions will close at 11:59 pm Saturday, April 22nd. No exceptions.

· Entries will be judged on the following aspects of writing: Uniqueness of idea, pacing and flow of the story or poem, ease of reading, and grammatical accuracy.

· Two 1st place winners will receive an Earth Day Prize pack.

· All selected poems or stories will be published in our online e-zine.

· Only one entry allowed per person.

· All work should be original and unpublished. Posting your work to a blog or website does not classify it as being published.

· As this is a contest for teens, no graphic violence, language, or sex scenes allowed. Think of it like PG-13 movies. This is a PG or PG-13 contest.

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