Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hey Kids! "The Body Swap Writing Contest"

YA Author Linda Joy Singleton is hosting
"The Body Swap Writing Contest" for young writers aged 9-19.

Here's the scoop:

In Dead Girl Walking, Dead Girl Dancing and Dead Girl in Love, 17-year-old Amber swaps bodies with Ms. Popularity, Ms. College-Girl and her very own best friend.

Question: If you could temporarily trade bodies with anyone, who would you choose? Why? And what do you think the experience would be like?

Answer this question in 300 words or less, then submit your entry to: lindajoysingleton@yahoo.com, stating that this is your original writing and that you have permission from your parents/guardian to enter and share your work on this author's blogs. Include your age, full name, and contact information (email/address).

Contest ends on July 31st. 1st place and honorable mention winners will be announced in August on this blog.

FIRST PLACE: $100 plus AUTOGRAPHED BOOK! A panel of published authors will select the winning entries. Five honorable mentions will win either a free Dead Girl, The Seer, or Strange Encounters book of their choice, autographed by Linda Joy Singleton. The winning entries will be posted on LJS's blog(s).

Entrants must between ages 9 to 19. One entry per person.

Please share this announcement with librarians, teachers, parentsand any young writers you know. If you have questions, email lindajoysingleton@yahoo.com

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