A creative contest

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It is never too early to explore creative writing talent or to begin the journey towards getting work published. To explore the field of talented young writers, Mrs. P.com will hold its second annual “Be a Famous Writer” contest for children, which allows participants to submit a fiction or nonfiction story between 250 and 1,000 words. The contest is broken into two age divisions: 4 to 8 and 9 to 13. Two grand prize winners from each age group will have their story read by Mrs. P as well as receive an illustrated and bound copy. Eight runners-up will receive a $25 gift certificate to Powell’s Books. The website has no advertising and is completely free, with the sole purpose of getting more children involved in reading and writing. Submissions will be accepted from Sept. 1 through Oct. 15.

For submission information, visit www.contest.mrsp.com