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$1000 for 1000 Words Contest Opens November 1st!

The 2016 $1000 for 1000 Words fiction-writing contest will begin taking entries on November

1st. If you are a student in grades 6-12 with a passion for creative writing, please visit our

contest page to read the contest rules. You can find an FAQ about our contest here, and our

entry form is found here. Good luck!

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!