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2014 Nightlight Reading Writers Contest

2014 Nightlight Reading Writers Contest

Nightlight Reading is requesting submissions for our 2014 Nightlight Readings Short Story Writers Contest that is geared to at-risk boys in the 10-12 year age group who often stop reading for pleasure.  Nightlight Reading’s goal is to fund and promote literature that appeals to boys and keeps them engaged and reading.


Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Place as follows:

  • First Prize: $1,000 award plus certificate and publication of the story.
  • Second Prize: $500 award plus certificate and publication of the story.
  • Third Prize: $300 award plus certificate and publication of the story.

All award winners will be publicized nationally by Nightlight Reading.




Nightlight Reading

Nightlight Reading Writers Contest


December 31, 2014


  • One short story in one  .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf or .txt file.  No other file formats will be accepted.
  • 5,000 words maximum.
  • 20 pages maximum.
  • Double-spaced, 1-inch margin, 12-pt. font.
  • Manuscript must be previously unpublished and written only by the person entering the contest.
  • The manuscript must have the title of the entry in the file name.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • The 2014 contest entries will be pre-screened and read by a jury panel who may be scholars, librarians, teachers, and special guests who will decide on 10 semi-finalists.  Then, a jury of young readers selected from our target readers will read all 10 entries and vote on the winners.
  • The Nightlight Reading Writers Contest is open to anyone who loves to write stories for boys, and may be a professional writer, student or budding writer.
  • Submissions must not have been previously published or won any other writing contest.  However, simultaneous submissions to other contests are acceptable.
  • To apply to the First Annual Nightlight Reading Writers Contest, please follow these steps:
  1. Click here.
  2. Fill out the online form.
  3. Upload one contest submission in one of these formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf or .txt.*
  4. No fee is required.

*Note: The contest manager will convert all submissions to PDFs for judging.


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About Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin

Writer. Difference Maker. Entrepreneur. Author, Your Right To Write & Vertical Writing. Winner, 11 Writing Prizes.


  1. sean collins says:

    Nice one mr Nice man

  2. adanke bernard ikoku says:

    am a writter and i dont know wnt to do

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