Now in its third year, this contest, sponsored by Winning Writers, seeks the best in original sports-themed fiction and essays. Published or unpublished welcome. Up to 6000 words.
Entry Fee: $16 per story
Deadline: May 31, 2014
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by Stacy Juba
Genre: Young Adult Sports Fiction
Word count: 28,000
What might have been a dream come true has turned into a nightmare. Brad’s twin brother T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school Brad attends. Now T.J., the bright light in his father’s eyes, is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he’s testing his popularity with Brad’s friends, eyeing Brad’s girl and competing to be captain of the team. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win…not knowing that their twin hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off. Re-issue of the hockey classic, originally written when Stacy was 16 and published when she was 18. The original edition of this book was recommended by The Hockey Hall of Fame’s Junior Education Program and included in Best Books for Young Teen Readers: Grades 7-10.
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