Letters About Literature Contest for Students

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Letters About Literature: Read. Be inspired. Write back.

Montana Center for the Book sponsors Letters About Literature (LAL), a statewide and national competition for young readers to submit letters for cash prizes. Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students select a book, poem, or speech they have read and write a personal letter to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them.

Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year, engaging more as readers, and creating a conversation about ideas, feelings, and perspectives.

Online submissions will be accepted November 1, 2018 until January 11, 2019 at http://read.gov/letters/. Watch the Letters About Literature YouTube video to learn more. State winners receive $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place in three grade levels. First place winners advance to the national competition for a chance to win $2,000 and national recognition.

Letters About Literature is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Montana Center for the Book, a program of Humanities Montana.

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