Students Encouraged To Write, Compete In Festival

The San Antonio Book Festival Youth Fiction Writing Contest has set a deadline for entries. Students in 7th -12th grades can submit stories by Jan. 12, 2015.

There is no entry fee and the theme is “A Chest in the Attic.” Entries must be 1500 words or less in 12 point, double spaced.

Judges will look for excellence in use of dialogue, imagery, character development, setting, plot, conflict, grammar and resolution.

Cash prizes are : 1st place $250, 2nd place $150, 3rd place $100. First place winners also receive $500 for their schools.

All submissions should be sent to

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