Avar Press is Offering Cash Awards, Publication of the Best High School Essays Analyzing D. J. Solomon's 'Xen: Ancient English Edition'

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In recognition of outstanding high school students, Avar Press is pleased to announce a literary contest for 2006. The three best critical essays on "Xen: Ancient English Edition" will be awarded cash prizes as well as publication. The contest is open to all rising juniors and seniors.

Avar Press will be awarding three cash prizes and publication for the best critical essays submitted by U.S. high school students in 2006. The essays may cover any analysis of "Xen: Ancient English Edition," by D. J. Solomon. There will be a first, second, and third prize. Winners will be announced by September 1, 2006. The contest is free; no entrance fee is required.

"Xen" is a tale of misanthropic scientist, Pawkey Seneschal, his struggle to overcome his--and all of mankind's--innate xenophobia. With eugenics in paradox, this is a story to be embraced by humanitarians, pacifists, libertarians, feminists, utopians, anti-racists, animal rights activists, and the counter culture science fiction community. The first prize winner will receive $500, second prize $250, and third prize $100; matching prizes will be awarded to the high schools. All winning essays will be published.

Essays must be no longer than 1500 words and will be accepted for submission between February 1-June 30, 2006. The contest is open to all US high school students who will be juniors or seniors in the academic year beginning in the fall of 2006. The purpose of the contest is to promote and recognize outstanding scholarship in our high schools.

Complete details can be obtained from Avar Press, P.O. Box 1993, Whiteville, NC 28472. "Xen" may be obtained from online retailers as well as from school and public libraries.

About Avar Press:

Avar Press is a new, but old fashioned Press, with printed books in a warehouse. It is not a print on demand company. Operations began in 2004. The Press is dedicated to publishing contemporary literature and socially relevant non-fiction.


L. Melissa Kaufman, CEO

Avar Press




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