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Writing Contests & Publishing Opportunities

Here are a few links to writing contests and publishing opportunities for students of various ages.
1) Poetic Power
Poetry contests for elementary, middle, and high school students with entry deadlines in fall, spring, and summer.

2) The Betty Award
Students 8-12 can earn cash prizes for their writing in this contest. 

3) KidPub
This site offers a monthly writing contest, and offers Amazon gift cards as prizes.  You need to sign up to be a member of the site to submit your writing. **Update - the last deadline posted was in January of 2016; not sure if this site is continuing this contest**

4) Stone Soup
This magazine accepts writing from students up to 13 years old. Mail entries to the magazine; the best will be published.  Authors who are published will receive $40; illustrators whose work is published will receive $25.

5) KidsCom Write Me Challenge
This site offers a weekly writing challenge, then selects 5 entries from students up to age 11, and 5 entries from students 12 and older, and lets site visitors vote on their favorite stories.