Calling All (Student) Writers!

Grab that pencil: Students in grades 3-12 from all over the world have a chance to be published in the biggest book in the world!

Imagine having the chance to carve out a story or create a poem that is published in the biggest book in the world! 

Since July 15th 2021, students from all over the world in grades 3-12 have the chance to be published. For the past 12 years, the literacy organization, iWRITE, has given students the opportunity to experience the magic of seeing their work published. Founder Melissa Williams (author of Turtle Town and Little Miss Molly) marveled when she held her first published book and wanted to share the empowering experience with students.

In its 13th year, iWRITE  (https://iwrite.org) is partnering with the Bryan Museum (https://thebryanmuseum.org)t with this year’s contest theme: “I Am Texas.” Students can create stories—either fiction or non-fiction, poetry, or artwork that represents what Texas means to them. 

New York Times best-selling author, Brad Meltzer (https://bradmeltzer.com/Discover.html) will select the Editor’s Choice winners. (Ordinary People Change the World). All winners will be invited to a red-carpet event in Houston, where they will autograph books for guests.

While the theme is “I Am Texas,” no worries if you aren’t from the Lone Star State. A little research can stir up one’s imagination, and when it comes to Texas, there’s plenty of historical treasures to dig through and inspire.

The maxim, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” applies to this year’s publishing contest:

“The iWRITE Organization and The Bryan Museum are partnering with New York Times bestselling author and illustrator team, Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos, to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest published book in the World called I Am Texas!” 

Winners will be invited to attend a gala in Houston; the over seven foot tall book will be displayed at The Bryan Museum in Galveston.

To learn more about this free contest, head over to www.iamtx.org

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