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The $1000 for 1000 Word fiction-writing contest is now closed!  Look for our award celebration on May 1st at Kepler’s in Menlo Park, CA.

Contest is now closed!

2016 $1000 for 1000 Words contest most successful yet.

The 2016 $1000 for 1000 Words fiction-writing contest is now closed.  This was our most successful year yet, with over 1300 entries from across the US and throughout the world.  That is a greater than 40% increase over last year.  Thanks to all the aspiring young authors who participated this year, and good luck!

We will be holding our annual award celebration and reading on May 1st, 2016, at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, CA.  Keep an eye on this spot for details, or join our mailing list to keep up-to-date.  You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Welcome Lindsay Tam Holland!

We are happy to announce that YA author and educator Lindsay Tam Holland has joined our Board of Directors.  Lindsay was the guest speaker at our inaugural award celebration, and joined our Editorial Committee last year.  She is the author of The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong, and is a graduate of Stanford University and has an MFA from the University of San Francisco.  Lindsay used to teach high school English and coach water polo, but now mostly folds laundry, makes mac & cheese, and thinks about what she could be writing if she weren’t folding laundry and making mac & cheese!  Thanks, Lindsay, and Welcome!

Welcome Jay Richards!

We are happy to announce that Jay Richards has joined our Board of Directors! Jay teaches 8th grade English at Central Middle School in San Carlos, CA. He has been involved with our foundation and contest since our first year, as a first round judge and, last year, as a member of our Editorial Committee. Many of his students have entered the contest, and one, Zachary Lo, was the winner of the inaugural $1000 middle school scholarship. In addition to being a director, Jay will take on the duties of Editorial Committee Chair, and be a member of the Executive Committee. Thanks Jay, and welcome!