Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 30, 2000 · Page 26
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 26

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, January 30, 2000
Page 26
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Student Fiction Contest Teens: Write a great story—and win $2,000 Are you a student who enjoys writing short fiction? Would you like your work to be read by the 43 mil- tors and Contributing Editor Wally Lamb Lamb lion readers of USA WEEKEND? Then enter our who has taught writing to high school and college sixth annual fiction contest for students in grades students, is the author of the best sellers'S/ze's 9-12. Entries will be judged by the magazine's edi- Come Undone and / Knmv This Much Is True. *• Grand Prize winner: Your story will appear in the June 911 issue of USA WEEKEND magazine — carried by more than 560 newspapers nationwide — and you'll receive a $2,000 college scholarship. > Five finalists: Your name, story title, hometown, school and sponsoring teacher (if any) will be announced in that same issue, and your story will run at You'll receive a $75 gift certificate for books or software. *• Teachers: Sponsors of the winner and finalists will receive a $50 gift certificate for books or software. 1999's Grand Prize winner keeps winning TRACIE AMIRANTE, 18, now a freshman at Roosevelt University in Chicago, won top honors last year with "Wildflowers," about a father- daughter relationship. Since then, she's added a slew of prizes to her re'sumS: "best of show" at a writers' conference at Elgin (111.) Community College and three prizes (two for short story, one for poetry) in the Harper College Writing Contest, followed by another three (two for creative non-fiction and one for dramatic script) from Columbia College. Then she picked up a Silver Portfolio Award in the prestigious national writing and arts competition sponsored by Scholastic. In November, former president George Bush presented her with the grand prize in the Xerox Docuworld Authors Competition. Amirante will have a poem in spring's Moon Journal. How to enter this year's contest Submit an original story of no more than 1,500 words. A substantial part of the action must be set in the present and in summer. The ranguage must be appropriate for newspaper readers.The story must oe in grammatical English, typed (double spaced) on 8'/j-by-11 -inch paper, using just one side. Send a cover sheet with your name, address and phone number, as well as the name, address and phone number of your school and the name of your sponsoring teacher, if any. YOU must be enrolled full time as of Feb. 14,2000, in an accredited public, private, parochial or home school, grades 9-12. Your entry must 51 r ^c e i v , no later than Feb - j8 - 20 °°- lf sent by feg u|ar mail - address ianAo c WEEKEND studen » Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 4532, Blair, Neb. c, , ' E ntries sent ^ overnight mail go to USA WEEKEND Student Fiction Contest, D.I. Blair, Job No. 9074,1548 Front St., Blair, Neb. 68008 (Phone:402-426-4701). No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. "« complete rules at our Web site or by sending your request and f,c! ,.?r essedl stam P ed envelope to Student Fiction Contest Rules, USA WEEKEND,535 Madison Ave., New York,N.Y. 10022. CLICK ON LINKS Jt For complete rules, past winners'stories and classroom guides for teachers, head to u*awetk« * USA WEEKEND -Jan. 28-30,2000

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