Writing Contest Rules

Contest Rules:

This contest is only open to teenagers, so anyone between the ages of 13 and 19 are welcome to enter. If not, please pass this link to any teen writers that you know.

This contest is only open from December 15, 2016 to February 28, 2017. Short Story entries received outside of these dates will be deleted unread.

Stories must contain a science fiction or fantasy element.

Stories must not contain excessive profanity, sex, or violence. Keep it rated PG-13 at most, please.

The winners of the contest will be awarded $40, $30, or $20 depending on placement and will have their stories displayed on the RIPartridge website for at least one year.

All results are final. It is possible that stories that you feel are not as good as yours will win. Creative writing is a very subjective thing. Keep in mind that stories will be judged on several factors: plot, character, setting, originality, narrative style, use of language, and, just as importantly, being a good fit for my R.I. Partridge website. Please read the stories I’ve posted, before entering. Also, be aware poor spelling and grammar will be deducted from your overall score and reduce your chances of winning. I beg you to have someone proof read your story before you send it!  

How to submit your entry:

It’s easy! Simply email your short story to: rebeccainchpartridge@gmail.com as a word doc or an rtf attachment. In the subject line put “contest entry:” and then the title of your story. Make sure to send it via the email address you wish to receive a reply. Also make sure your manuscript is in 12 point font and double spaced. Also make sure author, title and page number are in the header.

In the body of your email please give: your full name and age, a phone number to reach you, or a parent if you are a minor, and an email address. Do not worry about including a cover letter. Stories will be judged solely on their merit.

May the force and the writing muse both be with you!