2016 $1000 for 1000 Words Contest now accepting stories.
The Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation is sponsoring the $1000 for 1000 Words Creative Writing Contest which will award two prizes of $1,000 to a student author in grades 6-8 and another student in grades 9-12. Additionally, the Foundation will award $100 cash prizes to other top picks, one prize per grade level. The judges are seeking exceptional short fiction that contains precisely 1000 words. Young authors can submit fiction stories based on any theme or in any genre and that showcase the author's skills to tell an engaging story. The judges will critique stories based on length, creativity, and freshness. At the judges' consent, selected stories may be published in Bluefire, the foundation's literary journal, or on the website.