Archive for Thursday, December 15, 2005

Literary magazine seeks short stories

December 15, 2005

Lion Scratches, the literary magazine at Lansing High School, is looking for a hero.

The magazine is sponsoring a short story contest in honor of 1998 LHS graduate Jennifer Rodriguez, who was paralyzed from the waist down in March as the result of domestic violence.

Stories should show a hero overcoming an obstacle, magazine coordinator Elizabeth Grady said, though entries can be from any genre and do not have to be about domestic violence.

Entries will be judged by a panel of Pen and Paw writing club members and club sponsor Linda Leffler, Grady said. The first-place story will be published in the spring edition of Lion Scratches. Grady said the club is also considering cash prizes for top contestants.

Submissions must be from current LHS students and should be no longer than four pages typed in 12-point font and single-spaced, Grady said. Entries can be turned in to the Lion Scratches folders in any English classroom. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 6, 2006.

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