Keep Your Kids Writing This Summer!

Keep your kids writing this summer with the Texas Book Festival Fiction Writing Contest for Teens presented by Read to Lead!

The Texas Book Festival is hosting its 11th annual fiction writing contest to encourage and reward creative writing in Texas schools. This year, the theme is Out of the Blue, and cash prizes and Texas Book Festival participation will be awarded to the winners. Stories will be judged by Texas writers, some of whom have presented their work at the annual Festival.

Judges will look for excellence in use of dialogue, imagery, character development, setting, plot, conflict and resolution. Submitted entries will be considered in three divisions: grades 7-8, grades 9-10, and grades 11-12. Authors will enter the division for which they were a student during the 2011-12 academic year. The contest is free to enter, and entries must be submitted online by July 27, 2012.

To view the 2011 winning entries, visit our web site.

Texas Book Festival Fiction Writing Contest Winners 2011

Hannah Norman
Texas Book Festival Director of Operations

1 Response to “Keep Your Kids Writing This Summer!”


  1. 1 Hannah Burney June 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Out of the Blue is such an interesting theme, I’m excited to see how the participants incorporate it. What a great program! I also really love the cowboy hat and book logo.


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