The Decameron Project is once again partnering with The Center for Fiction for a National Teen Storyteller Contest. Young writers, ages 13-18, are encouraged to submit your best work on the theme of Criminal Justice for a chance to win up to $100 for our bookstore, and online publication. This contest is part of our NEA Big Read in celebration of Ernest J. Gaines’ classic novel A Lesson Before Dying. We invite entries to respond to the themes of the criminal justice system in the novel or to interpret the subject more broadly. The stories should be between 300-1000 words.
The three winning stories will be published on The Center for Fiction and The Decameron Project’s websites.
Final decisions regarding winners and finalists will be made by The Center for Fiction staff. The Center for Fiction reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entries that do not follow the contest rules or contain lewd, obscene, defamatory, or hateful content.