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Spilling Ink Teen Contest!  

Yes! It's here again! The Spilling Ink Teen Short Story Contest! Send us your best short story of any length up to 1,000 words. One entry per person, please. And by the way, you don’t have to write 1,000 words. Unless you want to, of course. Your story can be much shorter. Here's all the info:

Who can enter:

Teens ages 13-16 in the US or Canada


1st Prize $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble

2nd Prize $15 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble

3rd Prize $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble

All winning stories will be published on the Spilling Ink Creativity Blog

Deadline: May 31, 2012

How to Enter Paste your story into the Message section of the Contact page e-mail. Remember to include your name, age, and story title. Also, write "Story Contest" in the Subject line.

Here's the Contact page link: http://www.spillinginkthebook.com/contact/

Good luck! Love, Ellen and Anne


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Reader Comments (17)

Yeah!!! I've been waiting for a contest :)

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOBC

Yes!!!! Finally!!! I've been wating soooooo long!!! I can't wait, thank you Anne and Ellen :)))

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHayley D.

Anne and Ellen you are the best. The Spillers of Ink (haha just made that up now) are great at writing and all of the contest submissions that are posted help me get new ideas and perspectives for when I write. Thanks so much for making this such a great site!!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Good luck everyone! I want to enter so bad, but unfortunately I'm not quite old enough.

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Okay I know I've mentioned this book: The Time Travelers by Linda Buckley-Archer, before, but I fell in love with the trilogy and really really wish it would be the next Hunger Games!!! :) so it's about twelve year old Peter and Kate who accidentally are transported back in time to 18th century London. Written extremely well. Reviews of the book say for those who love Harry Potter :) Please if anyone reads them let me know what you think. Thanks!!!

April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Hey Anne and Ellen. I just want to know can the short story be longer than 1000 words? Because I don't think my story can be shortened to 1000 words or below without losing some of it's meaning. Don't worry, it's just a bit longer, so can it be permitted?

April 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

What happened to "Ask us Anything" :(
( :D you guys rock :)

April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOBC


April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscribbles

i agree with OBC and scribbles - i totally miss 'ask us anything'!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbumbles

ya wered it go

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZandie

Hi Gang! As you noticed Ask Us Anything is no more. We loved hearing from all of you, and answering so many great questions, but we are both hard at work writing new books now. We decided to take a break from Ask Us Anything for a while, so we could put all our attention into writing. In the mean time, keep spilling that ink!!!
Anne and Ellen

April 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterAnne & Ellen

anne and ellen,
i am heartbroken but i understand (writing takes a lot out of you - i should know!)
i just wanted to tell you that you two have changed my writing life.
you've given me inspiration, hope, and, of course, a ton of writing advice!
i'm on my way to getting my book published and owe it all to you :)


April 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscribbles

I'm very excited for this contest. :) I always love reading the winning entries of all of the contests -- you guys always amaze me.

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

Can I submit more then one story?

April 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaidyn

This has nothing to do with the contest, but what happened to "Ask us anything"?
I'm guessing you're working on something right now? (Hint hint)

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterE. C.

Oops! Didn't see the above comment about "ask us anything".
Good luck if you're entering the contest! I'm too young though.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterE. C.

i miss ask you anything, but i understand sniff! will you eventually bring it back? have a good break!

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersomeone

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