A Great New Fiction Contest for Your Students!

Hi teachers!

We are so excited about our new fiction contest. Superstar writer Lisa Yee, author of Millicent Min and Warp Speed, wrote three first lines to stories that do not exist. Your students choose their favorite line and use it as a jumping-off point to write their own short work of fiction. We encourage you to get started with your class now, so that your students have plenty of time to revise as you explore the elements of fiction, including plot, character, setting, and to revise.

The deadline for submissions is March 10, 2017. (The winner will be announced in May 2017.)

To help you, we've put together a wonderful set of resources:

Also, check out this delightful video in which Lisa reveals what she’s looking for in a short story and offers some awesome writing tips.

 

 

The winning student will receive $100. We’re also offering YOU a prize. If one of your students wins, you will get a free one-year subscription to Scope for your class and a class set of Lisa's wonderful novel Warp Speed. For more, visit the contest page.

We hope that all your students will be inspired by Lisa’s first lines! We can’t wait to read what they come up with.

How do you plan to use this contest with your students? Tell us about it in the comments below.

 

Sari Wilson is Scope's Fiction Editor

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