Did you see the amazing Jason Reynolds author visit at O. Henry? If so, chances are you were mesmerized by the raw passion and honesty of this incredible author. It was truly an inspiring event.
With that in mind, the O. Henry Writing Project is having its first ever writing contest. Simply respond to the prompt below. Submissions will be judged by a panel of teachers and students. The top three submissions will be featured on this site. The TOP submission will get one dollar (just kidding). You'll actually win Austin (not San Antonio) Spurs tickets and get all sorts of praise and attention. There may be additional prizes announced.
Here's the prompt:
What did the Jason Reynolds author visit mean to you? Yep, that's it. It's super simple, but feel free to be as creative as you'd like in your response--raps, poems, stories, or essays are all great ideas. One requirement: responses over 500 words will not be considered.
Submissions are due on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4 PM. Good luck!
Click THE GALLERIES --> SUBMIT YOUR WRITING above to enter the contest.