Monday, May 20, 2013

New Voices Young Writers

Once again, Larry and I will help judge the New Voices Young Writer's Competition™ this year. Here is some information about the contest.

EPIC, The Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition, established the New Voices Young Writer's Competition™ in 2006 to encourage reading and writing in public, private, and home-based schools. EPIC is a leader in electronic publishing with a global membership consisting of published authors, publishers, editors, cover artists, and other industry professionals. Literacy is extremely close to the hearts of EPIC members.

Young writers, ages 11 through 18, are invited to enter their essays, poems, and short stories. The response has grown each year. New Voices is truly an international competition, with entries coming from Bulgaria, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom...just to name a few!

New Voices inspires young writers and poets to spread their wings, to allow their dreams to become reality. Our no-cost global writing competition is open to students attending private, public, or home schools. Our intention is to encourage young authors by offering the opportunity to showcase their work and receive positive encouragement from industry and educational professionals, and to enlighten and educate students, as well as their parents/guardians and the education system, about ebooks and the e-publishing industry.

Each entrant receives feedback from professionals from both the electronic and print publishing industry, including teachers and librarians. The judges offer constructive criticism and encouragement. The very best entries are included in the annual New Voices Anthology.

All entries and correspondence are handled through email and an online entry form. We use secure storage for entries and scanned signature authorizations as a safeguard. Only the most basic information is shared with judges.

The New Voices Young Writer's Competition™ has earned the highest respect from the entrants and the educational community. Free downloads of past years' anthologies may be found on the New Voices anthology page.

EPIC is proud of every student who has entered our competition and we look forward to many more years of new and innovative work from our global artists!
Our children are not only the readers and writers of the future;
they are the VOICES of the future.
EPIC has given that voice a place and time.
Here is that place.
Now is their time.

For more information about New Voices young Writers, see the website at:

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