The Writing Contest
Everyone Wins!

English has 26 letters. Use them all in this contest. The subject and genre are up to you.


Use every letter of the alphabet in the piece.

Submission Requirements:

  • An original, unpublished piece not accepted by any publisher at the time of submission.

  • Must have fewer than 1,000 words, typed double-spaced on 81/2 X 11 inch paper.

  • Must have a title page with the author's name and address, the title of the piece, and "ABC."

  • All following pages must have only the title of the piece as identification.

  • Must be accompanied by an entry fee of $10.00, made payable to Audrey Owen. (Receipts will be issued by Steppingstone Resources.) American entrants are asked to send international money orders for US $10.00.

  • Multiple entries are allowed. Each must be submitted with its own fee.

  • Must be free of pornographic content and must not promote racism or sexism. As young writers visit this site, strong language may be edited from published pieces.

  • Must be postmarked by June 30, 2004.


    An independent reader will open and record all entries.

    Each entry will be given an identifying number.

    The editor, Audrey Owen, will read and judge each entry. Her decision is final.


    The winner will be announced on this site by July 30, 2004. All writing contest entrants will receive a brief critique (approximately 100 words) by Audrey Owen.

    First place prize in this writing contest is a choice of

    EITHER $50.00 CDN

    OR a credit of $50.00 CDN ($35.00 US) on future editing.

    Steppingstone Resources receives first rights to the prize-winning manuscript. The winning entry is posted on this site. All other rights revert to the authors on July 30, 2004.

    Address: Send entries to Steppingstone Resources
    ABC Contest
    494 Eaglecrest Drive
    Gibsons, B.C.
    V0N 1V8

    ABC Contest Winner-- Sharon Edelmeier 

    Check out this site's writing tips before submitting to the writing contest.
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