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PERSONAL NARRATIVE — Transitions.

The teenage years are an in-between time, the stage linking our childhood to adulthood. It’s a time of transition: starting at high school or university, gaining more freedom, finding a part-time job, taking on responsibility. Perhaps most importantly, it’s a time of internal transitions, too, as we find out more about who we are and who we want to be in the world. It’s no surprise, then, that so many of our favorite books capture this stage of life—with all its reflection and anticipation, journeys and crossroads, endings and beginnings. To name a few: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, and Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. This month, use the tools of creative nonfiction to write about your own experience of this passage into adulthood. 
    
Competition Opens: Monday, July 3
Submit for Expert Review (**NOTE: cap of 50 submissions**): By Monday, July 10
Final Entries Due: Tuesday, July 18

Visit our Competitions Page beginning July 3 for more info on how to enter and writing guidelines.