2012 Young Writers Contest
Dear Young Writers:
Thank you so much for taking the time to enter our annual contest for young writers. It’ s truly a highlight for those of us who write professionally to read your work. There is such creativity in the poems, essays and stories you are writing and this creativity reminds us all to think outside the box, to try new things, to experiment. Your work isn’t only remarkable for its creativity though; it’s important in that you have views and ideas, perspectives and opinions, that many of us wouldn’t get a chance to see if not for your willingness to put it into words. All of which is a long way of saying that even if you weren’t one of the “winners” chosen by our judges, we hope you will continue to write. It matters, and we wish, more than anything, that we could publish more of it, expose others to what kids and young adults are thinking. There is often such wisdom and humor and beauty in your work!
We had almost double the number of entries in our fiction and poetry categories this year and as in the past, those who entered the contest came from all over--mostly Delaware, yes, but also Missouri and Michigan, Iowa, Texas, Florida, California, Virginia and Maryland..
- Maribeth Fischer, Executive Director, RBWG
Reception and Reading for winnders, Sunday, September 9, 5:30-7:30, Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats, Rehoboth. RSVP’s are appreciated!
Our thanks to our judges. Click here to read more about them.