CONTEST: 50 Precious Words




50 Precious Words is an international challenge for children authors. The rules are simple: Write a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end in 50 words or less. Well, maybe it's not that simple! 


50 Precious Words is open THIS WEEK ONLY, April 30 - May 7, otherwise known as National Book Week. So parents and teachers, act fast to get your students or children involved. 


Here are a few rules:


  • Each child, grade K-6, writes a story of 50 words or less.

  • Title not included in word count.

  • Story must have a beginning, middle, and end.

  • Happy or sad, silly or serious, true or make-believe.

  • Teachers/students choose one story to submit per class.

  • Homeschooling parents submit one story per child.

  • Please email story to: by May 7 at 11:59pm.

  • Stories post on my blog: on May 11. Visit this website to see samples of stories that were entered last year. 

  • Teacher receives a certificate to copy and present to each child who wrote a story.

  • Giveaway of seven mini-Skype author classroom visits.











This is a wonderful opportunity for children to use their creativity and develop their story-telling skills. If you know a child who loves to write, please encourage them to enter this challenge. 


If your story is featured, please let me know and I will feature it on my blog at the end of May. 



Good Luck with your submissions and keep writing!



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CAROLYN BENNET FRAISER is a published writer and creative writing instructor in Brevard, North Carolina, where she enjoys helping youth find their passion for writing. 

Carolyn is available to speak to children and youth about creative writing at your school or special event. 

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