Writing Contest- Girl With Grit

Have you heard of Figment.com? If you want to be a writer you should check it out! Figment is tons of fun—it’s a free platform for you to post your own original fiction and get feedback from writerly, smart, hilarious teens just like you. Figment has lots going on! You’ll find writing contests (like the one below); your favorite authors, like Kate DiCamillo and Maggie Stiefvater; book, movie, music, and television reviews; and a generally fun and welcoming atmosphere. Write yourself in at Figment.com. the Girls With Grit Contest

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In Groundwood Books’ Girls with Grit series, girls just like you and your friends overcome obstacles, make their voices heard, and stand up for what they believe in. Do you have a story to tell, too? 

Enter the Girls with Grit Writing Contest!

We’re looking for inspiring Girls with Grit stories written by real teens like you. The winning entry will receive:

  • A book cover for your story, designed by a Groundwood Books designer
  • A specially printed, limited edition of your story and book cover
  • Feedback from a Groundwood Books editor
  • Your story posted on the Groundwood Books website

Three runners-up will also have their stories featured on the Groundwood Books website! All you have to do is write a story between 1,500 and 3,000 words starring a girl with grit: someone who knows what she believes in and struggles to do the right thing. Submit your entry by February 29th, 2012. The 20 entries “most-hearted”  by Figment users will be reviewed by the Groundwood editorial team.

How to enter:

  1. Go to www.figment.comand sign up.
  2. Once you have received your confirmation email, go to your Figment profile page, click “My Writing,” and “Create Something New.”
  3. Before you start writing, read the full rules on the contest page.
  4. Write an original story, between 1,500 and 3,000 words, about a girl with grit and press “Publish Now.”
  5. Go to the “Details” tab of your story, and put girlswithgrit in the “Tags” section.
  6. Wait the 2 hours it sometimes takes to see your story appear on the Girls With Grit contest page (http://blog.figment.com/2011/11/01/the-girls-with-grit-contest/).
  7. Vote by clicking the “heart” button on your favorite contest entries.