Final stretch. This weekend or bust. But I’ll be breaking for an hour tonight when Stargate Atlantis comes on. McKay rocks!
SEVENTEEN FICTION CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
Meg Cabot, best-selling author of The Princess Diaries, has written the beginning of a story exclusively for Seventeen readers to finish! We’re looking for your best creative efforts, in 350 words or less, that showcase your personality without losing the message of the story. If we end up choosing your entry, you could see your name in print next to Meg’s! Entries will be judged by Meg; her longtime editor, Abigail McAden of Point, an imprint of book publisher Scholastic; and best-selling author Aimee Friedman. Deadline January 2, 2008. Grand-prize: $2,500 and your story published in Seventeen! Second-prize: $250. Third-prize: $100.
PRINCETON SUMMER JOURNALISM PROGRAM
Deadline February 20, 2008. Princeton welcomes about 20 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. You must currently be a sophomore or junior in high school. You must live in the continental United States. You must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average. You must have an interest in journalism. The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000.