Teen Read Week Writing Contest

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Teen Read Week Writing Contest

Time: September 17, 2013 at 12pm to October 19, 2013 at 4pm
Location: Smith Public Library
Street: 300 Country Club Road
City/Town: Wylie
Website or Map: http://www.wylietexas.gov/dep…
Event Type: contest
Organized By: Kelsey Sidwell
Latest Activity: Jun 26

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The Smith Public Library is holding a writing contest for all teens, grades 6-12, from September 16th to the end of Teen Read Week, October 19th! Submit a short story, about 1500 words or less, that fits the "Seek the Unknown" theme for 2013! Paranormal romance, mysteries, sci-fi and fantasy, anything goes! Stories will be judged by various staff members in two age groups, 6-8 grade and 9-12 grade. There will be a winner in each age group, and they will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card plus the opportunity to have their story published in the Wylie News and on our website. 

To turn in all entries and for more information, please see the teen reference desk at SPL.

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