Imagination writing contest now accepting works

Brian Claspell, author of “Terrorist Act” and “Living by Grace”, is sponsoring the “Imagination begins with you…” high school writing contest. In order to participate, students can create a short story that must be less than 1,000 words, and will be judged on creativity and imagination. Any genre, fiction or nonfiction, is acceptable.

Language arts teacher Jeanie Griffin said writing contests help students.

“Writing contests provide a good chance for students to get published,” said Griffin. “And have a positive effect on students.”

Junior Shelby Warnock said writing contests are a good way to show their work.

“I think it’s a good opportunity to get recognized for your work.” said Warnock.

Students can submit their work, along with their name, email address, high school, grade, word count, and title of their story online or by mail, to either [email protected] or [email protected], or to Brian Claspell at 104 Ivy Hollow Ln – Mooresville, NC 28117.

The submission deadline is March 15, 2014. Winners of the contest will be announced in May. The first place winner will receive $250 and $50 to school library and the second place winner will receive $50.

 For additional information see Brian’s website “Coolimagination”.