Austin’s Young Literary Light Contest!

Austin Bat Cave and BookPeople are joining forces with local author, Amanda Eyre Ward, to present Austin’s Young Literary Light Contest.

Submit your original work to enter for a chance to win the chance to read alongside Amanda Ward. On July 29th, 2011, Amanda will be reading at BookPeople at the book launch party for her new novel, CLOSE YOUR EYES.

This writing contest is open to all high school students (or middle school students entering the 9th grade next fall!) and is, more importantly, open to all genres of writing. Are you a poet? Awesome. Do you write short stories? Great. Have you penned the very best pop song lyrics ever known to mankind? Love it. Any piece of writing, whether poetry or hip-hop, short story or essay, we’ll take it all. Just submit your original work to contest@amandaward.com no later than July 1, 2011.

Is there a prize, you ask? Of course there’s a prize! (Though let’s not kid ourselves: creating something brilliant with words is a prize in and of itself.)

Along with the chance to share the stage and read with Amanda Eyre Ward, the winner will receive a $25 gift card from BookPeople, AND $100!

Download all the contest information here. And then, get to writing!