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Arkansas Anthology 2009 now
accepting submissions from young authors
March 20, 2009 --
Young writers can
become published authors when they submit their works to this year’s
The Arkansas Anthology is a collection of stories, poems,
essays, and jokes created by students and their teachers. The writings
are judged, selected, and published annually by the Arkansas Council of
English and Language Arts (ACTELA), a non-profit professional
authors will receive an award certificate by the end of the school year
and a copy of Arkansas Anthology 2009 after it is published later that
summer or early fall. A complimentary copy will be given to teachers
who send the entries of winning students. Additional copies may be
purchased for a nominal fee.
There is no entry fee for 2009, but publishable works of high interest
and high quality are requested.
Categories: Short story
(maximum 700 words), essay (maximum 500 words), personal narrative
(maximum 500 words), descriptive paragraph, poetry, and very short
pieces such as descriptive sentences, original jokes, epigrams,
metaphors, or similes.
Entries must be emailed by or postmarked by March 31, 2009.
Entries must be typed. Each entry must include this statement by the
student and verified by either a teacher or a parent/guardian: “This is
my original work. I grant permission to ACTELA to publish this if it is
a winning entry.” E-mail signatures are acceptable. Each entry should
include the following information: Student’s name, grade, and a mailing
address for either the school/teacher or the student. Include the
teacher’s name with student entries. MSWord email attachments are
preferred, but print copies can be mailed to the address below.
submissions as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or
mail to Arkansas Anthology, c/o Dr.
Robert Lamm, P.O. Box 1890, State University, AR 72467.
ACTELA is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of
English--visit the Web site at
Anthology cover image courtesy of Dr. Robert Lamm; cover art by Donna