Letters About Literature Contest


You may already be familiar with Letters About Literature, a national reading and writing contest for students in grades 4 – 12, sponsored by The Library of Congress’ Center for the Book.  Students are asked to read a book, fiction or nonfiction, and write to the author – living or dead – to express how the writer’s work affected them.  Tens of thousands of students enter this contest, which is judged at the state and national levels.  For rules and guidelines, visit the website.  There you will also find samples of winning letters and view some of the envelope art that has accompanied past entries.  Depending on what you are teaching, this contest would make a great class project for the coming school year!