Contest Rules

  • Schools may nominate up to two short stories to represent their school.
  • Home-schooled students may submit stories through their local school.
  • Maximum length: 5,000 words.
  • Authors must attend or be home-schooled in an Upper Peninsula School District.
  • Teachers, parents, and others may offer suggestions and comments, but all writing must be the work of the author. In the real literary world, editors will offer suggestions. This is to be a learning experience.
  • Teachers, parents, and others may point out spelling and grammatical errors on the finished manuscript, but the author is responsible for understanding and correcting all errors. This is to be a learning experience. In the real literary world, copyeditors will be correcting these errors. We expect polished submissions.
  • Short stories must be submitted electronically in MS Word or PDF format prior to ______
  • First place winner will receive $250.
  • Second place winner will receive $100.
  • Third place winner will receive $50.
  • Winning school will receive a trophy for display during the coming year.
  • Authors will retain the copyright to their work, but UPPAA reserves first publishing rights for eighteen months after submission.

 

Contact: Larry Buege (LSBuege@aol.com)