WOW! If you read current popular and award winning teen titles, you’ll recognize this slate of JUDGES for the It’s All Write! Teen Short Story Writing Contest. Each of these judges will be reading and ranking the Finalists in one of three grade categories, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12.
Cherry Cheva – originally from Ann Arbor, author of She’s So Money and DupliKate
John C. Ford – Debut Young Adult Mystery an Edgar Award Honor Winner for The Morgue and Me
Sugi Ganeshananthan – teaches at the University of Michigan, where she is the Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Writing
K.L. Going – Printz Honor for Fat Kid Rules the World, one award among many
Dana Reinhardt – currently on the 2011 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults for The Things a Brother Knows
Francisco X. Stork - YALSA Top 10 Books for Young Adults for Marcello in the Real World
Joyce Sweeney – Author of 14 novels for young adults, with Headlock, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
Megan Whalen Turner - author of the Newbery Honor Book The Thief and its companions, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia.
Paul Volponi - Black and White, a YALSA Quick Pick top 10 for Young Adults
The last day to turn in submissions is March 18th. Guidelines are here.