Entries must be an original piece of fiction, no more than 2,000 words in length and adhering to the theme.
Submitted entries are considered in three divisions: grades 7-8; grades 9-10; and grades 11-12. There is no entry fee. The submissions will be judged by educators, authors, and community leaders. Judges will look for excellence in use of dialogue, character development, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution.
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Entries must be submitted online no later than July 27, 2013.
Winners in each division will receive a cash prize: $250 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third. In addition, winners will be awarded a plaque, have their stories published on the TBF website, and be invited to participate on a panel during the Texas Book Festival weekend Oct. 26-27. The Book Festival will provide accommodations for the first-place winners and their family for one night.