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PRIZE NOTICE: There will be three winners selected. The top three winners will each receive an autographed copy of Ina's Amazon.com best seller, Pawprints. First Prize winner will also receive a copy of the provocative book of prompts, "Diving Boards...Or...If You See A Man Alone on the Beach in Mexico, It Means His Wife Is Upstairs Throwing Up In The Room." All winners' names and stories/art will be posted on our site. We will also announce the winners and put a link to your story in our next Pawprints News. (Not currently a subscriber? Sign up below -- it's free and easy!)


Submissions will be reviewed by a special committee from Pawprints Literacy Plus Foundation.

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bullet You must be over 15 years of age to enter.
bullet Be sure to include your full name, your e-mail address, and phone and mailing address in case we need to contact you to send you a prize!!! 
bullet Stories must be no more than 500 words.
bullet Topics.  Feel free to let your imagination roam, as long as you use this month's prompt, "What a difference a 'V' makes." You may use this prompt as your title, and/or your first or last line.
bullet You can write real stories, or total fiction.
bullet Be sure to put some feelings into your stories.  The reader how you feel or felt when you are (or were) in the midst of your tale, if it's written in the first person. If it's about someone else, the reader should know how that person(s) feels.
bullet Photos and drawings:  We'd be happy to have a photo of you to post along with your story, and also an illustration if you like. Please send these in .jpg or .gif format. Ask a younger kid if you need help!
bullet We regret we will not be able to publish all submissions.  But if at first you don't succeed, try, try again in our next contest!

If you would like to have your story, drawing and/or photo considered for publication, you may submit materials here. All materials become the property of Pawpress to be reprinted in any medium, and cannot be returned. We regret that not all stories can be published. A portion of the proceeds of any subsequent sales in printed or other media form will be donated to our Pawprints Literacy Plus Foundation, devoted to promoting literacy among young people and seniors, and enhancing respect for animals, the environment and each other.

bullet Submit your stories, photos and art online through our e-mail address:   annap@InasPawprints.com. Be sure to include your e-mail address, name and contact information as noted above.




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