Posted by: Katie B | January 11, 2012

2012 Highlights Fiction Contest

Beauty in Simplicity

Need a break from your current project?  Looking for a writing exercise to improve your craft?  Try submitting to the most recent Highlights Fiction Contest! 

Deadline:  January 31, 2012.

The challenge:  Write a funny story inspired by an unusual newspaper headline (up to 750 words).

The upside:  Fame, glory, and $1000.

The downside:  NOTHING.

Details are on their website:

NOTE:  If you do submit, and you do not win, send your story to me!  I’ll post it on my website (if you’re interested) and my followers (all six of them) can give you their comments…


  1. Hi Katie,

    I found your blog looking for other children’s writers. I’m surprised how few bloggers there are in Blogger that included children’s writing in their interests. Anyway, I too enjoy entering the Highlights Fiction Contest. I entered 5 years in a row, until last year when I was busy preparing aan application for a SCBWI grant. No luck yet.

    If you get a chance, stop by my deserted writing blog entitled Brianwoods and say hello.


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