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Old 11-04-2012, 11:15 AM View Post #1 (Link) Teen Writing Contest -- Bull Spec Magazine
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Here are the details:

WHAT: Bull Spec, a Durham-based speculative fiction magazine established in 2009, is pleased to announce its second Teen Writing contest, to be judged by Sharyn November, Viking Childrenís Books Senior Editor and Editorial Director of Firebird.

WHY: To foster the next generation of speculative writing in the Carolinas and celebrate the regionís most promising young writers.

WHEN: Submissions may be sent between September 1 at 12:00 AM to December 1 at 11:55 PM, Eastern Time (US).

HOW: Email your stories as RTF attachments to We are absolutely not strict on formal manuscript formatting for the teen writing contest, though please, be readable.

ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to writers aged 12-17 in North and South Carolina, with age determined at the time of story submission. One entry per person, and the story must be the sole work of the submitting author. The story must not have been previously published. One additional eligibility rule this year: previous winners of the teen writing contest are not eligible.

LENGTH: Entries should be between 1000 and 2000 words. Entries longer than 2000 words will not be considered and will be returned unread.

THEME: There is no specific theme. Please submit your best story in any speculative fiction subgenre.

PRIZE: One (1) story will be selected as the winner of the contest and will be published in Bull Spec #9 in print and PDF in early 2013. The winning author will be paid $100 and receive a contributor copy of the magazine. Up to three (3) additional stories may be listed by author and title as honorable mentions.

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Good luck to anyone who is going to enter! I'm more than willing to read through your stories and give you tips, if you decide to submit.
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