Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The 4th Annual IMAGINATION BEGINS WITH YOU High School Writing Contest

It's that time of year again! And yes, in spite of my common sense, I've signed on to judge another year. I can't help it. It's always amazing to see what talent our teen writers have. Please share this information with any high schoolers you know. Who knows, their short story might just win them and their school library some cash!

Welcome to the fourth annual "Imagination Begins with You..." high school writing contest.


Contest Description: Short story, less than 1,000 words.

Prizes: First place winner receives $250 and $50 to school library. Second place winner receives $50.

Deadline: Emailed or post marked by March 15, 2014

Submission: Email to brian (dot) claspell (at) gmail (dot) com (no attachments please, include story in the text of the email) or mail to Brian Claspell - 104 Ivy Hollow Ln - Mooresville, NC 28117. Include: Name, email address, high school and year in school, word count, and title of story.

Winners will be announced in May.

Criteria: Short stories will be judged on creativity and imagination. Any genre (fiction/non-fiction) is acceptable.

For additional information see Brian's website "Coolimagination".


2014 Judges:
Charity Bradford has been a voracious reader ever since her 5th grade teacher introduced her to the world of books with Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Monkeys. She’s the mother of four kids that keep her on her toes, constantly reminding her that imagination still makes the world go round. She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her family. The Magic Wakes, her debut novel is now available on Amazon. You can learn more at her website charitybradford.com.

Brian Claspell started writing in the sixth grade when he penned a series of short stories called "Brian the Brave". He continues to explore his love of writing by pursuing his own writing and sponsoring a yearly high school writing contest. You can follow what Brian is up to on Facebook or his "CooImagination" website.

Amy Hancock is the author of "Evie's First Magic Lesson". You can learn more about Amy at her Amazon author's web page.

Lori Lohmeyer is an avid blogger "What Remains Now" and artist. She is retired from the US Army Reserves and has three retired racing greyhounds. Join her adventures by visiting her blog.

LD Beyer is Thriller/Suspense writer living in Michigan. He is currently pursuing publication of his first novel, a political thriller titled "In Sheep's Clothing" and its sequel "An Eye for an Eye". In the meantime, he is working on a historical thriller set in Ireland during the war for Independence (1920-1921) and several short stories. He is an avid reader of thrillers, mysteries and literary fiction and is a member of International Thrillers Writers.

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