Middle Grade March: Middle Grade Writing Contest

All month long we’re featuring Middle Grade March, the best of Middle Grade fiction. And to celebrate, we’ve got a TON of awesome MG books to give away. We’re super excited about these prizes, and we’ll be giving them to a bunch of winners. So keep reading to learn how to enter and what you can win!

The Contest:

This is another writing contest, but you have two choices on how to enter!

OPTION A: Try your hand at writing middle grade. Write a short story or part of a novel, and submit a 250-500 word excerpt. Remember, Middle Grade fiction is generally targeted towards readers ages 8-12, so consider your audience when writing.

OPTION B: If you don’t feel up to creative writing, then tell us in 150-300 words about your favorite middle grade book or series from your childhood. What still stands out to you now? What books do you remember adoring when you were 8-12?

Submit your entries using the Novel Novice Middle Grade March Contest Entry Form!

The Prizes:

A total of five (5) winners will be chosen.

One grand-prize winner will receive:

  • all three books in the Archer Legacy trilogy by Richard Newsome
  • Neversink by Barry Wolverton
  • Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  • All with signed bookplates courtesy of Walden Pond Press!

One second-place winner will receive:

  • Beyonders #1 and 2: A World Without Heroes and Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull
  • The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards
  • The Accidental Hero by Matt Myklusch

Three runners-up will receive one of the following:

  • Dork Diaries #3: Tales from a Not-so-Talented Pop Star by Rachel Renee Russell
  • Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo
  • Commercial Breaks by P.G. Kain

The Rules:

  • U.S. only
  • One entry per person
  • Use the entry form
  • Use proper grammar & spelling

The Deadline:

All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Saturday, March 31st.

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!

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