“100 Words for Acadia” Writing Contest Opens September 1

Bar Harbor, Maine —  Friends of Acadia, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, and Down East Magazine recently announced a flash writing contest that celebrates Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday.

“We welcome submissions from both adults and children, and will award prizes in both categories,” said Joshua Bodwell, executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. “You may write in any genre—flash fiction, micro essay, poetry, etc.—and the tone can be serious or light.”

Between September 1 and September 30, contestants may submit up to one hundred words for consideration.

“Prizes include $300 for the first place winner in each category, and publication in Down East Magazine for all winners,” said Kathleen Fleury, editor in chief at Down East.

“If the contest winner in the 17-and-under category is a student in Maine, his or her classroom teacher and classmates can receive free round-trip bus transportation to Acadia National Park for a day’s visit,” said David MacDonald, president and CEO of Friends of Acadia. “We want Maine’s kids to grow up visiting Acadia. During this centennial year students from all over the state have come to the park, some for the first time, and Friends of Acadia is working to extend this opportunity.”

Entries will be judged solely on literary merit. The jurors are Bodwell, Fleury, and Ken Olson, former president and CEO of Friends of Acadia.

For submission guidelines and other information, visit: http://mainewriters.org/programs/acadia100words.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 26, 2016
CONTACT:  Joshua Bodwell, 207-228-8264
Ken Olson, 207-244-9280