Maryland Voices A Creative Nonfiction Journal Call For Submissions Volume XI, May 2020

Maryland Voices, Maryland’s first creative nonfiction publication for high school students, is now accepting creative nonfiction works from Maryland students in grades 9-12. Selected stories will be published in Volume XI of Maryland Voices in May 2020.

Creative nonfiction is the telling of a true story in an entertaining and creative way. Stories must be under 3,000 words.

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The 2019–20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visionary Kids Contest

The 2019–20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Visionary Kids Contest.
Art, Film, Essay/Poem, or Performance. Open to AACPS students grades 6-12
Deadline: December 18, 2019
This year’s theme:
The Time is Always Right
to do What’s Right:
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told a group of students,
“The time is always right to do what’s right.” Dr. King was
referencing the recent turmoil and violence in our country,
but through a vision and hope for peace. As the theme for the
2020 MLK, Jr. Memorial breakfast, we encourage you to reflect
upon what this statement means to you, as a future leader
and change agent for peace and equality for all.

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WHO’S CALLING? by Dillon Higgins Adapted from “Sorry, Right Number” by Stephen King

ACT I

FADE IN:

20 year old babysitter, DANI WILLIAMS, is sitting on the couch, eating popcorn, drinking Dr. Pepper, binge watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix.

She is so intensely staring into the screen, she doesn’t even realize her phone ringing right next to her. The boy she’s babysitting, 10 year old MARK HANNIGAN, walks into the room.

MARK

Hey, DANI, are you just gonna let that ring forever are you gonna answer it?

(MORE)

She doesn’t even acknowledge his existence.

MARK (cont’d)

HEY! DANI… Are you alive over there?

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WJZ 13 2019 Black History Oratory Competition

WJZ’s Annual Black History Oratory Competition begins on January 1, 2019 and is open to all Maryland high school students in grades 9-12.

Students select one of the designated motivational quotes by Ray Lewis, Romare Bearden or Michelle Obama, and write an original essay.

“Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that. Because effort is between you and you.”  Ray Lewis

“Art is the soul of a people.”  Romare Bearden

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.”  Michelle Obama

Download the rules and application form and enter by January 31, 2019

A day in the life in Bangladesh

Diary 1

Dear Diary,

  So today was another day in Bangladesh. It’s really different here. Everything is so different and new. Some are good and some are bad. Also the college is different. I found people who spoke English and found some other people who also came here for studying. Finding them made it a little easier to communicate. I hate that I don’t speak their language which is Bengali well that’s the main one. It’s really difficult to understand people. I’ve learned a few words but that’s not much help. Anyways I’m going to stop writing now because I need to get my sleep I still haven’t gotten used to the timing.

Goodnight

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