Banned Books Week: Our right to read, September 24-30, 2017

THE WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS YA SHORT STORY CONTEST

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:36 -- Maggie Jacoby

2016 Banned Books Week partner, We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), is running a short story contest for one story from a previously unpublished diverse author to be included in a Young Adult WNDB Anthology titled LIFT OFF. The winner will also receive a payment of $1,000.00 US.

The anthology will be in memory of Walter Dean Myers and it will be inspired by his quote:“We need to bring our young people into the fullness of America’s promise and to do that we must rediscover who they are and who we are and be prepared to make the journey with them whatever it takes. My conceit is that literature can be a small path along that journey.”

For more information and rules on entering, go to We Need Diverse Books' website.