Here's something we know for sure: IML'ers love to write. For proof, check out our My Writing You Said It page and enjoy the amazing stories written by other tweens. It's no wonder. Writing is more than a fun way to let your imagination run wild. When you're feeling like things are totally out of your control, creating your own world through writing can make you Master of the Universe for a little while. Writing also helps us explore our experiences and relationships, and express our feelings about...pretty much anything and everything.
Maybe you're serious about writing and hope to do it for a living someday; maybe you just like to play around with it as a hobby. Maybe you know you're awesome with words; maybe you think you're terrible but do it anyway (although we'd bet you're not as "bad" as you think you are). Whatever your attitude, writing contests are a great outlet for your work! Here's a good one:
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of publication of the award-winning fantasy "The Dark Dreamweaver," the first book of The Remin Chronicles about a land literally powered by dreams, Imaginator Press is sponsoring a creative writing contest for kids and teens up to age 14. Young writers are invited to write a creative story on the theme of "Dream Power" for a chance to win an 8GB iPod Touch. Four second-prize winners will receive $25 iTunes gift cards, and five third-prize winners will receive $10 iTunes gift cards. An anthology of the winning stories will be published!
Stories will be judged on originality and creativity, writing quality, grammar and spelling, and appropriateness to the "Dream Power" theme. Everyone who enters and includes a self-addressed, stamped envelope with their entry will receive a certificate and a gold "Powered by Dreams" sticker. Entries must be received by October 31, 2009. Contest rules and entry forms are available at www.reminchronicles.com.