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One week left to submit your flash fiction story!

June is almost here, which means one week left to revise and submit your story to the Young Writers Contest!

The prompt: Write a short flash fiction story (up to 300 words) that somehow includes a balloon. Birthday party? Hot air balloon ride over zombie apocalypse? Balloon popping in the background? How you use the prompt is completely up to you!

Learn more about the contest.

We love stories that star a unique character who changes or grows or gets challenged or surprised in some way. But most importantly, we love a story when we can tell the writer loved writing it. So be bold! Have fun! Make something small yet mighty!

NaNoWriMo's Summer Writing Program

You: I want to keep writing during the summer!


Download our free Summer Writing resources to help you write and stay motivated online, and then come join us on the site for all our usual online tools. 

Nab your summer resources.

Educators! Send your students home for break with our self-guided materials! We also Stay cool and creative all summer long! We also have facilitator resources, like progress charts, certificates, a suggested timeline, and more.

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