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Winters Mill Graduate a National Semifinalist in Fiction Writing Awards

The National Day of Writing is Oct. 20.

Reilly Cox, a 2012 graduate of Winters Mill High School, has earned recognition as a national semifinalist in the 2012 Norman Mailer High School Writing Award for Fiction competition. He is being recognized for his piece entitled “Eyes.”

Evaluation criteria for this award reflected the qualities of writing that Norman Mailer pursued across a lifetime: originality; insight; clear voice and style; artful arrangement of elements and materials; and overall aesthetic, emotional, or intellectual effect.

Cox has been invited to submit his piece to the National Gallery of Writing. If accepted, it will become part of the portrait of America’s writing, which will be spotlighted on the National Day of Writing, October 20, 2012, and will remain online in the National Gallery through June.

The awards are sponsored by the Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Information in this article was taken from a Carroll County Public Schools news release.

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