Teen fiction contest deadline is Nov. 11
Teens in grades seven through 12 can write a short story or a few chapters of a book, up to 10 typed pages, for a Teen Fiction Writing contest. The entry deadline is Nov. 11. Any genre, from contemporary, historical, fantasy, realistic, steampunk, horror or paranormal, is acceptable. The contest will coincide with a teen author event being held at Barnes & Noble on Route 59 in Nanuet at 3 p.m. Dec. 11. The authors are Shannon Delany, author of "13 to Life"; Margie Gelbwasser, author of "Inconvenient"; Shari Maurer, author of "Change of Heart"; Jen Nadol, author of "The Mark"; and Jame Richards, author of "Three Rivers Rising." They will read from their novels, talk about writing and publishing a book, and sign copies of their books. The winner will get a 15-minute one-on-one critique with one of the authors before the Dec. 11 program and a signed copy of the author's book. Entries may be e-mailed to email@example.com or brought to the Nanuet Barnes & Noble store. Visit www.sharimaurer.com.