MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula students in grades five through 12 who are interested in submitting to the Dandelion Cottage Student Short Story Contest, sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association, are invited to sign up for a free short story writing workshop.
Space is limited to the first 20 students who sign up.
This will be a virtual workshop conducted by UPPAA award-winning author and educator, Deborah K. Frontiera. The workshop will take place over three Tuesday evenings: Jan. 5, 12 and 19, with the events starting at 6.
The timing enables students to have enough time to rewrite or polish their stories before the contest deadline for submission, which is Feb. 5.
UPPAA President Victor R. Volkman, who also is senior of Modern History Press, pointed out that this year marks the fourth anniversary of the contest, with an increasing number of schools across the U.P. submitting entries each year.
“The Dandelion Cottage has given a new purpose to UPPAA that was missing before — a way to nurture the next generation of great U.P. writers,” Volkman said at uppaa.org.
The competition, he said, is important for young authors and students.
“The contest offers young writers real recognition and validation for their talents,” Volkman said. “Working with their teachers, they will discover new ways to improve upon their work.”