High school writers called to compete

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Ontario high school students can strut their creating writing stuff in a competition sponsored by the International Festival of Authors Ontario and Ontario Open Book.

Writers Ian Rankin, Joanna Skibsrud and Miriam Toews have provided short story-starters. Students are encouraged to select one of them as a jumping off point, then complete the story in 500 words or less.

Entries may be submitted online to writeacrossontario@harbourfrontcentre.com before the February 1 deadline.

Submissions will then be judged by the Authors at Harbourfront Centre in conjunction with Open Book, with a winner selected from each grade. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and will have the chance to see his or her work published in the Open Book Magazine.

For more details on the Write Across Ontario Creative Writing Competition, please visit http://www.litontour.com/write-across-ontario.

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