The 2018 Fresh Ink Fiction Contest opens to submissions this month! Before we can accept work from eligible young writers, however, we need your help choosing a theme. Last year’s theme was “Funny Running Into You Here.” Vote for this year’s prompt below!
Hosted by the Texas Book Festival and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin, and with generous support from AT&T, the Fresh Ink Fiction Contest encourages creative writing in Texas schools.
Junior and high school Texas students are invited to submit a piece of original fiction, no more than 2,000 words in length. The submissions are judged by Texas Book Festival authors, local educators, and leaders in the publishing industry. Submitted entries are considered in three divisions: grades 7-8; grades 9-10; and grades 11-12. Contest submissions open January 22.
Contest winners receive cash prizes, their own Festival panel, and other honors. Read all about what’s in store for winners!
Which theme will inspire young writers most? Which one inspires YOU? Vote! Vote! Vote! We’ll announce the winning theme on January 19.