Author of Last in a Long Line of Rebels, Lisa Lewis Tyre is sponsoring her annual contest THE BERTIE. Open to middle grades students, with $600 in prize money.


  • The submission window is between September 1 and September 30
  • Writers may submit only one story per contest year
  • Stories must be written by only one writer
  • Writers must be ages 10, 11, 12, or 13 years old
  • Previously submitted or published stories will not be accepted
  • Story must be no longer than 1500 words total
  • Story MUST contain a senior citizen (65 or older) as a character,  no matter how minor.

For more information, or to submit your story, visit