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Magic Dragon Magazine

Patricia Roesch is the editor of Magic Dragon, a magazine of children’s writing and art. They consider for publication original work from children 12 years old and younger. Magic Dragon is non-profit and carries no advertising. We received a Distinguished Achievement Award for educational publishing from the Association for Educational Publishers in 2008. Here is their web site: www.magicdragonmagazine.com.

 

 

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Lions Clubs International

LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL CONTEST
 www.lionsclubs.org/EN/member-center/online-community/official-contests/lions-international-essay-contest.php

 Open to students considered visually impaired and will be 11, 12, or 13 years of age on November 15, 2012.

One grand  prize will receive an award and $5,000.

The contest theme  is “Imagine Peace.” Essays must be no longer than 500 words.

Only one entry per student.

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SPILLING INK CONTEST
 http://www.spillinginkthebook.com/creativity-blog/2011/11/29/new-spilling-ink-contest-for-ages-8-12.html
 
For ages 8-12 in US & Canada. Deadline February 15, 2012.

Send your best short story of any length up to 1,000 words.
 
 1st Prize $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble and a Skype visit to your classroom from Anne or Ellen
 
 2nd Prize $15 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble
 
 3rd Prize $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble
 
 All winners will be published on the Spilling Ink Creativity Blog.

Deadline: February 15, 2012

How to Enter Paste your story into the Message section of the Contact page e-mail. Remember to include your name, age, and story title. Also, write “Story Contest” in the Subject line.

Here’s the Contact page link: http://www.spillinginkthebook.com/contact/

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Some girls just have a way with words. And a story to tell. And could definitely find a way to spend an extra $5,000.

If that sounds like you then you have to enter the Seventeen Magazine Fiction Contest.

Seventeen, Figment, and Scholastic are teaming up to bring you this year’s fiction contest! One lucky winner will get a $5,000 cash prize, the opportunity to have her story published on Seventeen.com, and a phone call with Maggie Stiefvater, author of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy – Shiver, Linger, and Forever.

To enter, all you need to do is write an amazing, completely original story about absolutely anything, of no more than 500 words. Sounds doable, right?

All entries must be submitted by December 31, 2011 (at 11:59:59, ET), so don’t procrastinate, and get your story in now! Then vote for your favorite stories by “hearting” them — you can heart as many stories as you like, and it’s your hearts that determine 50 of the 60 finalists. The top 50 hearted entries, plus 10 wildcards chosen by Seventeen, will be judged by the Editors from Seventeen magazine and Maggie Stiefvater. They’ll consider all 60 finalists, and announce one grand prize winner on or around April 1, 2012. Remember, your story can be on any topic you like, so be creative!

Sorry dudes, this contest is open to girls ages 13 to 21 only!

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Open to all high school students, currently enrolled in 9th through 12th grades, attending public or private schools from the United States and abroad. Essays must be in English, be original, unpublished, and written entirely by student, contain student’s original opinions and recommendations based on research, be at least 1,500 words in length but no more than 2,000 (Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count).

Deadline January 31, 2012.
 
 1st place $3,000
 2nd place $2,000
 3rd place $1,000
 4th – 15th place $ 300 (Honorable mention)
 16th – 30th place $ 50 (Honorable mention)
 
 All students who rank from 1st place to 30th place will be awarded a 4-day trip to Washington, D.C. and New York for the award ceremony in May 2012 (tentative date). Students will also have the opportunity to meet honorable U.S. Congress members, visit U.S. Capitol, participate in discussions with their peers from around the world, visit local university and think-tank organizations, and enjoy tourist attractions.

Airfare, accommodations, meals, and transportation to Washington, D.C. & New York will all be sponsored by the
 Gulen Institute.

http://www.gulenyouthplatform.org/

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POLYPHONY H.S. MAGAZINE
http://www.polyphonyhs.com/index.php

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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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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