YOUNG CHRISTIAN SHORT STORY CONTEST

29 January 2011

$2,250 in cash awards! 

Living Lights Publishing wants to inspire young Christians to take up the pen and write from the heart.  The purpose of this writing contest is first and foremost to glorify the Almighty and, secondly, to create a culture of quality writing, reflecting a Biblical world view.

THEME:   In today’s world, we see economic hardship and other troubles all around us, whether in Europe, North America, or the developing world.  How has your faith grown through difficult situations and hard times?  How has God helped you or your family with a particular great need?  Judges will be looking for well-written, heart-warming, realistic stories that portray the importance of family, sincere Christian values, and faith in God.

~SHORT STORY CATEGORIES~

Young Professional (17 thru 90+):
1st Prize: $600
2nd Prize: $300
Three Runner Ups: $150 each.
Two Honorable Mentions

Aspiring Writer (12 thru 16):
1st Prize: $300
2nd Prize: $200
Three Runner Ups: $100 each.
Two Honorable Mentions

English as Second Language (International):
1st Prize: $100
See Rules and Requirements for more info.
NOTE:  Every entrant will receive a copy of the winning entries in booklet form at no additional cost (actual shipping extra).

~SUBMISSION GUIDELINES~
Genre: NonFiction — Short Story
Cost:  $10 for early birds (if submitted by January 15, 2011); $15 standard entry fee.
DEADLINE: March 15, 2011.  We are accepting entries NOW.
Length: 1,500 to 3,000 words.
Content:  First or third person true story accounts of how God has helped you and/or your family in a time of great hardship.
Time:  Winners announced April 15, 2011 on this website. Writing awards disbursed with a booklet featuring the winning entries on June 15, 2011.
Rules:  See the ‘Contest Rules’ page for more details.

Website: www.livinglightspublishing.com

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