Proper Publishing is proud to host the first national writing contest for Middle and High School students.
Students have the opportunity to submit poetry (32 line max), flash fiction (500 word max), short story (3000 word max) or essay (1200 word max) but may only enter the contest once. NO MULTIPLE GENRE SUBMISSIONS!
Submissions will be accepted via both email and post. Email submissions MUST be sent as attachment, containing the included necessary information as a separate page with all fields complete. Submissions written in the body of the email or missing contact information will be deleted. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted. Submissions by post must be printed on standard, white copy paper, black printer ink. Please ensure students name is not on the entry. All submissions sent via post must contain one cover letter for every student entered.
Contest submission window is October 1-November 1. Submit your students best work, encourage experimentation and uniqueness. The theme is BLACK AND BLUE. Our Editor-in-Chief, Susan Lewis, wants to see raw talent, creativity with the theme and writing in its purest form.
Students chosen by Mrs. Lewis will be published in an anthology available on Amazon Worldwide and Kindle Worldwide. They will also receive a free copy of the book. We are planning to have the book published before Christmas.
We hope you see this as a wonderful opportunity to encourage artistic growth and self-esteem in your students because that is our only goal.
Include with each entry. PRINT VERY CLEARLY!
Student Name _____________________________________________________
City _________________________ State_______ Zip code ______________
Parent/Guardian phone number _____________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name(s) ___________________________________________
Parent/Guardian E-mail _____________________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s Name________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s Phone________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s E-mail________________________________
Poem Title and Form: ________________________________________________
Mail submissions to:
P.O. Box 634
Cantonment, FL 32533
Email submissions to: