By Trishna Buch
Do you enjoy writing? Do you have a story that you just need to share with the world? Are you in grades six through 12? If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions then you’re in luck! Because the Texas Authors Institute of History is now accepting entries to its Texas Short Story contest!
Although entries started to be accepted in August, don’t worry, because you can submit your stories until January 15 of next year. And all students from grades six through 12 can participate, because there is no cost for entry! If you really want to get your creative juices flowing, then you can submit two stories to the contest! The Texas Author’s Institute Of History website– texasauthors.institute/index.php/programs/writing-contests/texas-info– provided all the details on the contest.
All stories must be original works, be between 500 and 3,000 words and cannot be fanfictions. The theme of this year’s contest is Teamwork and, while it is not required for your story to cover this theme, stories that do cover the theme will be given additional points.
And, according to the website, “by entering the contest, the student and the guardian giving permission for the entry agree to allow the story, if chosen as a winner, to be published by Texas Authors Institute Of History Inc., in print, electronic and audio format as they see fit.”
All winners will be announced on April 15, 2018. For more information about the contest, and to enter, go online to texasauthors.institute/index.php/programs/writing-contests/texas-info
By Trishna Buch