Literacy Contest for Young Women & Teens

The Cleopatra Literary Contest for Young Women

This literary contest is named after the inspirational Cleopatra VII of Egypt, who was an author of works about cosmetics, pharmacology and weights & measures. Established and sponsored by author Stephanie Dray, the competition is aimed at discovering and mentoring aspiring young female writers. In particular, the award seeks to foster new voices with an appreciation for women’s history.

Prizes

  • Teen Category Winner: Choice of $100 cash or a new e-reader, in addition to an award certificate, a month-long writing mentorship with Ms. Dray, a feature article in her blog and newsletter, and a critique from NY literary agent, Jennifer Schober of Spencerhill Associates.
  • Young Women Category Winner: Choice of $100 cash or a new e-reader, in addition to an award certificate, a month-long writing mentorship with Ms. Dray, a feature article in her blog and newsletter, and a critique from NY literary agent, Jennifer Schober of Spencerhill Associates.
  • Finalists: Constructive feedback from publishing professionals, mention on Ms. Dray’s blog and newsletter, an award certificate, and a free book courtesy of contest sponsors.

Eligibility

  • Females between the ages of 13-18 for the teen category
  • Females between the ages of 19-22 for the young women’s category
  • This is an international contest, so writers outside of the US are eligible
  • E-reader for young women will be a Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G, 6″ Display, White – 2nd Generation
  • E-reader for teens will be the same or comparable

Please visit Stephanie Dray’s website for complete details and rules.

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