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Word Up! A Writing Contest for Ages 10-18


WINNER: $100

HONORABLE MENTION: $50 - plus publication, IP recognition at Read Up Book Fest, and more!

OPENS: April 20


READUP: Oct. 19, 2019 @ The Peace Center

The Emrys Foundation and Read Up are pumped to announce the return of Word Up, just for South Carolina authors ages 10-18! Pick at least 4 words from THE LIST (see below) to include in a short piece of fiction. No genre restrictions; no elaborate prompts. Let your creative juices fly!

ALL submissions will receive special recognition at Read Up on Oct. 19, 2019.

Maximum Word Count: 750 words

THE LIST: PICK 4 of 10

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You don't get bonus points for using more than 4 words, but you have to use at least 4. Have fun!

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