- Select a fiction or nonfiction book, short story, poem, essay, or speech that you have read and about which you have strong feelings.
- Write a letter to the author of no less than 100 words and no more than 400 words telling them how their work has affected you. Think of it as a conversation with the author - don't summarize the plot or simply flatter them.
- Submit your letter by December 6th!
For official rules and information on how to submit your letter, go to www.loc.gov/letters.
First place winners will receive a $50 gift card to a local bookstore and a $50 Target GiftCard. The first place winners in each state will then advance for national judging.
For more information, visit the children's desk at the Newport Public Library, and take a look at the official Letters About Literature flyer.