Letters About Literature

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

  • State Deadline: January 11, 2019
  • Enter Online: https://lettersaboutliterature.submittable.com/submit/126492/georgia-letters-about-literature
  • Enter by Mail: This state does not accept entries by mail.
  • State Details: The Georgia Center for the Book recognizes and awards prizes to winning Georgia participants in all three levels of competition. Prizes are awarded to the First, Second, and Third-place winners in each level. Prizes are awarded at a ceremony each Spring. First place winners are forwarded to the National Competition. Visit georgiacenterforthebook.org for more state recognition and contest details.

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

  • State Deadline: January 11, 2019
  • Enter Online: https://lettersaboutliterature.submittable.com/submit/126575/louisiana-letters-about-literature
  • Enter by Mail: This state does not accept entries by mail.
  • State Details: State winners at each of the three levels receive a cash award. All these plus any honorable mentions receive a Certificate of Appreciation issued by the State Librarian of Louisiana and the Lieutenant Governor, presented in a ceremony at the Louisiana Book Festival, at which first place winners are invited to read their letters. All winners and finalists are recognized on the state library website and in the media release, and winning letters are posted on the website once permission is obtained from the student and parent/guardian.

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • State Deadline: December 14, 2018
  • Enter Online: https://lettersaboutliterature.submittable.com/submit/126578/massachusetts-letters-about-literature
  • Enter by Mail: Complete an entry coupon for each entry and mail to:
    Letters About Literature
    c/o Mass. Center for the Book
    23 Bradford St.
    Concord, MA 01742
  • State Details: The state “Top Honors” writer in each of the three competition levels receives a cash award. She/he and 9 other Honors writers in each competition level receive invitations to a State House awards event, where they receive certificates of recognition, books or gift cards, and other items (e.g., tote bags, pens, etc.). Visit massbook.org for more state recognition and contest details.

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

  • State Deadline: December 14, 2018
  • Enter Online: https://lettersaboutliterature.submittable.com/submit/126471/nebraska-letters-about-literature
  • Enter by Mail: Complete an entry coupon for each entry and mail to:
    Attn: Letters About Literature
    Beatrice Public Library
    100 N. 16th St.
    Beatrice, NE 68310
  • State Details: State winners and alternates in each competition level receive a cash prize. The prizes are presented during a recognition day in Lincoln, which includes a luncheon and a photograph with the Governor at the Capitol. The winners also sign copies of their letters at the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Bennett Martin Public Library, where they are placed in the Nebraska author archives. Visit centerforthebook.nebraska.gov for more state recognition and contest details.

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

  • State Deadline: January 11, 2019
  • Enter Online: https://lettersaboutliterature.submittable.com/submit/126481/new-york-letters-about-literature
  • Enter by Mail: This state does not accept entries by mail.
  • State Details: The state winner in each competition level will receive a cash prize and a framed certificate to be presented at the New York State Writers Hall of Fame Induction at the Princeton Club on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. They will be invited guests at the dinner that evening and will be honored along with the Hall of Fame Inductees. State Honorable Mentions in each competition level will receive a cash prize mailed to them with a certificate by the end of June 2019.

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

U.S. Virgin Islands

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming