Friday, July 3, 2015


July Writing Deadlines

Get your students writing!
Last month I shared writing competitions to share with your students over the summer. Here are some more for July!  I won't blab too much, I just want to restate that I really believe giving students a chance to get their words out of the classroom is an amazing way to gets students excited and motivated. I sifted through and most of these should be appropriate for your students, but please check the guidelines yourself to be sure. None of these have entrance fees, so students should be able to enter regardless of their family's income.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul book? They seem to have a bundle! Before July 31st they are accepting submissions on the topic of Random Acts of Kindness. They want to read about stories of people being kind to others, or times when others were kind to them. All tones are appropriate as long as they are inspirational! If a student's story is published it will garner $200 ($100 for devotionals) one month after publication of the book and they will receive ten free copies of the book

Guidelines and submission are details available here

STAGE OF LIFE Are your students like mine with an app for almost everything? Stage of Life wants to hear their thoughts in an essay (500 words or less) about a mobile app that stands out, in a good way or bad way. What apps do they love? What apps do they think changed the world? What app should be invented?  How are apps degrading society? Students can answer any of these questions in 500 words or less and each student may submit up to two essays before July 31st.  If they win they get gift certificates to Papa John's Pizza and IHOP!

Guidelines and submission details are available here.

This deadline is technically August 1st, but I won't post August contests until August 1st, so I am including it here to give your budding students a chance to respond.

SLICE This literary magazine focuses on a different cultural theme each volume. All contributors of Slice receive a monetary award for their work ($100 for stories and essays and $25 for poems)submissions from June 1st to August 1st are for Issue 18 whose theme is Enemies. All work should be previously unpublished.

Guidelines and submission details are available here.

Try them out, and let me know if your students submit anything :)


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