Low Reading Level for Teens

There are not enough stories/book available that are age appropriate for readers at lower reading levels. For instance, if a high school student is at a 3rd grade reading level, they might be embarrassed to read a book that is at a lower level, and therefore will stop reading. For this competition, write a story for a high schooler using simple language. You should check your score using https://readabilityformulas.com/freetests/six-readability-formulas.php The story should be no higher than a third grade level.

The topic and genre are open.

Keep the words simple and the sentences short

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 26.00 member dollars. There are 5 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 36.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Thursday, January 21, 2021.

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Created by Leigh Lawhon
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This contest requires "blind" entries. That means your posted work will have no means to identify you when viewed. Your name and other information will not be shown. Fan notifications will not be sent for work posted in this contest. It will still be available in your portfolio and treated like all other posts. But when viewed information to identify it with you will not be shown until after the voting is completed.

All contest entries will be reviewed by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. The committee will read all entries to ensure that the contest rules are being followed. If your entry is disqualified you will not be refunded the entry fees. The committee will review the entries when the deadline is reached. The voting will begin after the committee determines that all entries qualify and disqualify those that do not.

If a word count is not specified above there is no word count requiment. Recommended length is 5,000 words or less.

This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Stories will be checked using https://readabilityformulas.com/freetests/six-readability-formulas.php and should be no higher than 3rd grade level (look at the readability consensus score).

    No more than 3000 words.

If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account.

Deadline: Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

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