Spilling Ink Contest

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June 27, 2011 by WITS Editor

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From the website of Spilling Ink:


Short Story Challenge: We dare you to… write a short story about anything you like.

Word limit: 1,000 words or less

For ages 8 -12


First Prize: A $25 Bookstore Gift Certificate & a signed copy of Spilling Ink.

Second Prize: A signed copy of Spilling Ink

Third prize: A signed copy of Spilling Ink

In addition, all three winning stories will be posted on the Spilling Ink Creativity Blog.

Deadline: Monday, July 11, 2011

U.S. and Canadian residents only


Type or cut-and-paste your story into the Spilling Ink Contact Form. Remember to include your name, age, and correct email address.


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