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Colourful Pile of Old Books


A Creative Contest for ALL

Literary Luminaries


Win signed novels, gift cards, and more

for sharing your adventures in Austen’s world at home.

All ages welcome.



The Challenge:

Characters in Jane Austen’s novels frequently play games, not only to pass the time, but also to maneuver socially, assert dominance, and manipulate understanding.  Write a piece in which an Austen character or one of your own invention uses or has used playing games with others to secure a more favorable position, hide their true motives, or show their real nature.

  • Write a story, diary entry, or letter of no more than 500 words

  • Strong entries will be creative, engaging, and on topic

  • Winning entries will be published on our website

Who can enter:

Everyone can enter!  Entries are judged in two categories:  

Middle School (grades 6-8 as of the 2020-2021 school year)

High School (grades 9-12 as of the 2020-2021 school year), 

Adult (anyone 18 or over, no longer in secondary school, as of 2020).

Children younger than middle school are also welcome to enter, but will be judged in the school aged category.


How to enter:

All submissions due by midnight on Sunday, October 11– please attach pdf (with your last name in the document title) to the form below.

Writing Contest Entry Form
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Thanks for submitting your entry!

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