Questions from students:
Can I enter more than one short story in the California Young Writers Contest?
Yes! You may write as many short stories, poems, and personal narratives as you like. You can mail them all in one large envelope (make sure you have enough postage!) or you can mail individually, as you write them. It doesn’t matter to us, as long as each entry has an entry form attached to it filled out correctly.
Must my short story be only five pages or can it be longer?
It must be five pages or less. If it comes in with teeny-tiny type, we won’t read it. If a short story is more than five pages or a personal narrative is longer than three pages, the judges are forbidden to consider it.
We are treating this contest just as writing contests are handled in the adult world of writing. This is how it is in the real world.
Writing succinctly is more difficult than writing any word that flows from your brain. This is why revision is so important. Rewrite your piece, finding just the perfect words to tell your story, personal narrative or poem.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask them here.