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In January and February, my library runs a writing contest for teens in our town. This year we had 119 entries in both junior and senior divisions and the prose and poetry categories! I didn't have time to read all of the entries, but I did read the first place, second place, and honorable mention winners'. And do you know what the overwhelming theme was for the prose?
Jet-powered sneakers, feuding interplanetary colonies, illegal children being reclaimed by the government -- intense futuristic/dystopian stuff!
Is this a sign of the next Big Trend to come in YA when vamps, wolves, and faeries slow down? I'm not sure, but it does seem that the teens must like reading these stories if that's what they're writing! Too bad I don't have one waiting in the wings....
Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing