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Letters About Literature: Annual Writing Contest for Young Readers

24th Annual Writing Contest 2016-2017

Theme:  How did an author’s work change your view of the world or yourself?

Guidelines & Application (pdf)

Deadlines & Length of Letters:

Level 3: Grades 9-12 – no less than 600 words and no more than 1500 words
Postmarked by: December 2, 2016
Level 2: Grades 7-8 – no less than 300 words and no more than 1000 words
Postmarked by: January 9, 2017
Level 1: Grades 4-6 – no less than 100 words and no more than 500 words
Postmarked by: January 9, 2017

About Letters About Literature

Letters About Literature is an annual national reading-writing contest for students in grades 4-12. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author (living or dead), stating how reading his or her work changed the reader or the reader’s view of the world. Letters About Literature is a program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Read Winning Letters from Past Competitions

For more information or assistance contact:

Sharon Deeds
Youth Services Coordinator
Phone Number   (801) 715-6742 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address  sdeeds@utah.gov