Archive for August, 2011


Polyphony H.S. is an international student-run literary magazine for high school writers. Our title is a combination
of the Greek term meaning many voices, and the abbreviation for High School. We accept submissions from July 1 to April  15 of the volume year. Submissions now come from nearly every U.S. state and ten foreign countries, including Canada, the Czech Republic, England, Kenya, Pakistan, Russia, and South Korea.

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National Novel Writing Month happens every November!

It is a fun, seat-of-your-pants novel writing event where the  challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That  means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult  program is 50,000 words, but our Young Writers Program allows
participants who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals. You will be able to enter your chosen word-count goal in your profile starting October 1. You should sign up on the Young Writers Program site if you are:

=17 years old or younger participating on your own.
=In a K-12 teacher-led class that is participating in NaNoWriMo.
=An educator facilitating NaNoWriMo in your classroom.

If you are 13 or older, you can sign up on the main site at www.nanowrimo.org . Just know that you will have to write 50,000 words since the adult site doesn’t allow you to set your own word-count goal. You can sign up whenever you’d like to add your name to the roster of budding young authors and participate in the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach your  word-count goal by November 30 at midnight.

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A contest for Kids from Backyard Poultry  Magazine, with two categories, for kids 7-10 and 11-14.

Write an original story of up to 500 words that includes Gertrude McCluck.

Deadline is October 15, 2012.

Details are here.

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Culturatti Kids provides students and public schools in  need with resources that our schools often lack; namely books and writing programs. Teachers and school librarians submit our grant application, called a Wish List, to Culturatti Kids. Wish Lists are accepted through September  15th.

Grants are awarded once annually on October 31st.  Members of the Teachers for Literacy group may submit Wish Lists at any time for special consideration.   http://www.culturattikids.net/page/literary-grants

That’s it! No strings attached. It couldn’t be easier. We  only ask that you send a letter detailing exactly how funds
were used and the impact it made to your students, school or classroom. We especially like to provide funding to teachers
who come up with innovative ideas to get kids inspired to write.

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