Carroll Co. students sought to enter writing contest

March 21, 2004

The eighth annual Random House Book Fair to Benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation will be held Nov. 13. Carroll County students in grades one through 12 can submit previously unpublished short stories, poems or both to the Random House Book Fair Student Writing Contest.

Each entry must have one author, and one entry per author may be submitted for each category. First-, second- and third-place winners will be chosen at each grade level for prose and for poetry.

Winners will be contacted and given directions to provide an electronic submission of their work for publication. Random House will publish the winning selections and give each winner a copy of the publication.

Winning authors will have a chance to read excerpts of their work on the day of the fair. Judges will be Carroll County teachers.

All entries must be typed, double-spaced, with a font size of 12 points or larger. Short stories may range from a minimum of two paragraphs to a maximum of three pages. No entries with illustrations will be accepted.

Entries must be signed by the author and accompanied by a cover sheet.

Copies of the cover sheet and contest criteria are available from each public school's integrated language arts specialist or English department chair, or from Jeanne Harmon at Carroll Community College, 410-386- 8155.

Entries and cover sheets must be postmarked by May 7 and mailed to Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Attn. Jeanne Harmon, Student Writing Contest, Room M261, Westminster 21157.

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