Young Writers Contest Update
The standard contract for winning and placing short stories (and artwork) for Huntsville Literary Association’s (HLA) High School Short Story Division is now available online at ArdentWriterPress.com. It’s on the Young Writers’ Contest webpage. Note that Artists winning or placing in the contest will have a slightly different version of the contract than authors, but that their parents/guardians must also sign a release for publication.
High School Short Story/Artwork winners and placers will be notified in the Mid-April timeframe. Shortly thereafter, winners/placers will be asked to meet at a location (probably the Main Library in Huntsville) where parents (or guardians) will be asked to sign a contract allowing publication of the short story (or artwork) with The Ardent Writer Press. As minors, authors or artists cannot legally sign over rights to publish; only their parents or guardians have such authority.
Students: Be sure and have your parents read the draft contract before entering the contest in February so they will be aware of the requirements for publication if you win or place.
HLA and The Ardent Writer Press want to thank to Attorneys Howell Riggs and Douglas Gierhart for providing pro bono support in a legal review of the contract. Both are wonderful supporters of the literary arts and literacy for students. THANKS, HOWELL AND DOUG!
The Link to the draft contract is also HERE.