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Ready, Set , Write!

The US Consulate General of Alexandria and The Forgotten Writers Foundation are out to find Egypt's next top writer with a special education-based fiction writing competition.

On your mark, get set… WRITE! The US Consulate General of Alexandria and The Forgotten Writers Foundation are hosting a sweet short story competition called “A Teachers Tale.”

To be in for the running, you will be writing a short story (1,000 to 3,000 words) where you will take the perspective of a school teacher, university professor, lecturer, technical instructor, or other educator, living and working in a society with either a perfect or imperfect educational system. This competition is open to anyone who can write including actual teachers.

Basically, you take the perspective of one of the jobs listed above and begin to write about interactions with other teachers, administration, rules, students, personal challenges and everything in between.

But what exactly are you competing for? Well, the winners of the competition will end up receiving award certificates along with the publication of their stories as an anthology. We bet that would look pretty good when applying for a job.

There will be two different rounds of judging with two different panels. You will be graded on creativity, the depth of the text and characters, your effectiveness of metaphors and similes, the beauty of your writing style and, if applicable, dialogues, how your beginning and end affects the reader and of course grammatical accuracy.

If you’re interested please don’t hesitate to visit their website here for more information.


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