CBC Books Creative Writing Challenge

Montreal - Thursday, October 26, 2017

CBC Books is launching a new creative writing challenge for students! The challenge: Students in Grades 7 to 9 and Grades 10 to 12 are invited to submit an original first page of an imaginary novel set in 2167, with the protagonist facing an issue that is topical today. The first page will set the scene for how the issue or trend plays out 150 years from now. Submissions open on Nov. 9  at 9 a.m. and close November 30  at 6 p.m. Submissions must include the first page (300 to 400 words) and the novel title. Prizes: Each category winner receives a one-year subscription to OwlCrate, a book subscription service, plus their school library receives 50 free Young Adult books. Bestselling YA writer Erin Bow, author of The Scorpion Rules will be the judge. Info: CBCbooks.cacbcbooks@cbc.ca and jane.van-koeverden@cbc.ca.

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