In Groundwood Books’ Girls with Grit series, girls just like you and your friends overcome obstacles, make their voices heard, and stand up for what they believe in. Whether it’s Emma in Broken Memory, who survives the Rwandan genocide, or Sabine in earthgirl, who starts a blog and becomes an eco-warrior, these girls reflect the voices of real girls around the world who are determined to make a difference. (For a limited time, we’ll be cycling through the books in the Girls with Grit series, which you can start reading here.)
Do you have a story to tell, too? Enter the Girls with Grit Writing Contest!
We’re looking for inspiring Girls with Grit stories written by real teens like you! And the grand prize? Not too shabby, Figs. The winning entry will receive:
- A book cover for your story, designed by a Groundwood Books designer
- A specially printed, limited edition of your story and book cover
- Feedback from a Groundwood Books editor
- Your story posted on the Groundwood Books website
Three runners-up will also have their stories featured on the Groundwood Books website!
What do you have to do? Write a story between 1,500 and 3,000 words starring a girl with grit: someone who knows what she believes in and struggles to do the right thing. Submit your entry by February 29th, 2012. Then you get to decide the 20 finalists by voting on your favorite entries. The top 20 most-hearted entries will be reviewed by the Groundwood editorial team.
How to enter:
- Read the full rules here.
- Sign up for Figment.com
- Write an original story, between 1,500 and 3,000 words, about a girl with grit and press “Publish Now”
- In the details tab, tag your story girlswithgrit
- Wait the 2 hours it sometimes takes to see your story appear below
Groundwood is also giving away Girls with Grit book prize packs in a weekly draw from now until December 6! These winners will be totally random—just fill out the form below to enter. Read the full sweepstakes rules here: