Are you in high school, feeling both excited and scared for life afterwards? Or perhaps you're recently graduated or are in middle school, imagining what lies beyond high school?
It's both scary and exciting. Ramsey Beyer's graphic novel, Little Fish, describes all the awkward moments of leaving old friends behind, weird attempts to make new friends, moving to a big city from a small town, and realizing what the heck she's doing at art school. Does she even belong in art school? And why is it all so confusing?
It's a great read! You can win a hardcover copy with your own original kick-butt writing below.
Here's the contest:
In less that 400 words, in a short story, include experiences (can be from the point-of-view of a fictional person) that deal with socially awkward moments or being in a new place and learning how to adapt and/or growing up.
These questions could help you think of what to write:
Is there something about high school and life after high school that is both terrifying and exciting? What do you imagine life after high school would be like? How would you change?
1. Your writing must be your own. Yes, we also know how to use google. No plagarism. Entries with plagarism will be disqualified.
2. In order to qualify to win this contest, you have to live in the city of Toronto.
3. You have to provide a valid email address - otherwise we can't contact you to let you know you've won the contest! We promise to keep your email confidential - for more information about this, see the privacy statement below.
4. Only one writing entry per person. Period.
5. You have to have submitted your entry by Wednesday, September 17th 24th at 11:59 PM.
The boring legal stuff:
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