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RASG is excited to announce its first annual high school writing competition! The “Write Like a Warrior” literary contest provides students with the opportunity  to submit a broad range of creative works.  Students can enter short stories, flash fiction, poems, personal narratives, and original play/screenplay scenes. All submissions will be put into the school’s new literary magazine, “Words of a Warrior.”  Students may enter as many categories as they wish, but only one submission per category. Below are brief descriptions of each genre with word and page limits:

  1.         Short stories:  A fictional narrative.  Maximum of 3,000 words

  2.         Flash fiction:   Highly-focused stories characterized by brevity.  Maximum of 500 words

  3.         Poems:  May include, but are not limited to, prose poetry, free verse, formal poetry, original song lyrics, spoken word, and haiku.  Poems should be between 2 and 40 lines·    

  4. Personal narratives:  Writing should inform the reader about or reflect on a specific experience, idea, position, or opinion.  Narratives may be between 200 and 3,000 words

  5.      Original play/screenplay scene: Work that uses dialogue, action, and stage direction (as needed) to tell a story, including a scene for television, film, or stage.  Scripts may be up to 15 pages long, double spaced.

Submissions will be read blindly, so  remember not to put your names anywhere on your work. The title of all works should appear at the top of the first page of all submissions.  The goal of this competition is for everyone to be creative on their own, so no collaborative work may be submitted.

Submissions must be made to English Department Chair Leah Handwerger by March 21.

Get out your pen or go on your computer and embrace your creativity! By: Sara Fuchs

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