Saturday, March 05, 2005

Linda Joy Singleton Sponsors Writing Contest For Kids

FIRST PLACE $100! SECOND PLACE $50! FREE BOOKS FOR 5 THIRD PLACE WINNERS.

From March 6, 2005 to June 5, 2005, young writers (ages 8 to 12) are challenged to "Describe an alien pet in 200 words or less."

This contest is sponsored by author Linda Joy Singleton in celebration of her new series, Strange Encounters, where 6th grader Cassie Strange encounters a fuzzy, dancing alien pet named Jennifer while solving magical mysteries on family trips. Young writers can let their imaginations go wild and create an alien pet of their own. Winning entries will be chosen by a panel of published authors including Linda Joy Singleton and Verla Kay, and judged on creativity and presentation.

The contest will ONLY run for three months. No essays will be accepted after June 5th, and the winners will be announced online by June 10th.

As a bonus, the first place winner's classroom or library will be awarded a set of autographed books.

The goal of this contest is to promote literacy and writing skills. For complete details go to www.LindaJoySingleton.com where entrants can print out the entry form and read a list of ten writing tips for young writers. There is no entry fee.

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