Tell Your Story Through the Pen-to-Paper Write-Off

Everyone has a story, and the Quill and Scroll Honor Society is giving Vistians the opportunity to share their voice in the second annual literary magazine, “Splattered Ink.”

If you are a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior with a short story, flash fiction,  narrative or poetry idea, this is the time to show off your creative writing skills.

And the categories don’t stop there. As a Vista student you can enter in fiction (narratives, flash fiction, short stories,  etc.) nonfiction (news-style, editorials, memoirs, etc.) and poetry (sonnets, free verse, etc).

Each submission can be a maximum of three pages and costs $3 per entry (to cover trophies and book printing).

In each category students can win an honorable mention, first, second or third place for any of the categories, and one best in show will be awarded to the strongest piece submitted. Even better, the winners from this year will move on to the next round– the Scholastic Arts and Writings Awards– with a chance to win a bronze, silver or gold key.

Entering is an easy process. As a student, all you have to do is pick a form up in the Student Union or from any English teacher and fill out your name, grade, the title of your work and in which category you will be entering. You will have to get this form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

However, make sure that your work is no more than three pages, double-spaced, size twelve Times New Roman, don’t put your name on the work, and you must print out five copies for the judging process.

Vista English teachers and Quill and Scroll members will select winners through a blind judging process. The best will be selected from the blind reads and will be published in the literary magazine.

The deadline is Nov. 8th, so get your writing in before time runs out.

Good luck to all!

Quill and Scroll will present the awards in December.

Update: deadline moved to Nov.15th.