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It's time for the 2019 INklings Book Contest

The 2019 Inklings Book Contest is open for submissions! We are looking for stories and poems that have a strong point of view and for writers who are committed to the revision process. Up to ten winners will be chosen from grades 3-6 and up to ten from grades 7-9 to be published in our 2019 Inklings Book Anthology.

Submissions are due March 15, 2019. Click for more info.



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