Introducing Judge #5 for the Teen Short Story Writing Contest

The Green Shore, Natalie’s debut novel, release date June 2012, is set in Athens and Paris, against the backdrop of the Greek military dictatorship and centered around four memorable characters. Natalie Bakopoulos holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, where she now teaches. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Ninth Letter, and Granta Online, and she received a 2010 O. Henry Award, a Hopwood Award, and Platsis Prize for Work in the Greek Legacy.

She is also a Judge for this year's It's All Write Teen short story writing contest. The panel of 10 judges will look at the finalists in three grade categories of 6-7-8 (Middle School), 9-10 (High School) and 11-12 (High School) and select the winners who will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on May 12, 2012.


The Green Shore seems like the perfect book to me. I'll make sure to read it. :)