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Hey, i was wondering if you guys have anything new on the contest. Do you think the winner will be posted in the next magazine? Did it take this long last year?
Thanks for your time Smile


hey! I haven't heard any news, but I'll keep an ear out, thanks for asking! 

Helen S.

by coobs123 on 3/14/2013 6:31:44 PM


I know I've already asked, but do you have any updates? Did it take this long last year?


Hey rileytibbles, no not yet. If we do I'm sure GL will make sure you guys know. Just keep checking back. I'm sure something will pop up. Xoxo Smile 

Lynae P.

by rileytibbles on 1/25/2013 11:17:26 AM


Are the judges still reading them? It been months, so why is it taking so long?


Hey girly, we have tons and tons of entries so it's just taking a little while! We'll keep ya posted. xoxo

Lauren I.

by rileytibbles on 10/24/2012 10:46:43 AM


Hey e2000, yes I'm sure they will. For one it was only sent in a minute late and we are probably able to see you are submitting from a different time zone. Xoxo Smile MODMODMODMOD!!
I live in California, meaning your midnight is 9:00 here. I tried to enter my stories, but they were sent in at 9:01, in other words a minute after the due date. Will it still be accepted? I worked really hard! Lynae P.

by e2000 on 7/28/2012 2:15:26 PM


i wrote a story and i sent it in. When will the results come in and be announced?


Hey girlie! We had lots of submissions and the judges are reading them, but we aren't asure exactly when they will be announced.  Good luck! xoxo 

Kate G.

by ilovejulia on 7/23/2012 1:07:46 PM


When is the next Fab Fiction Contest? I didn't finish my story in time and I worked really hard but it was too late. I really was inspired by the competition so I tried but I just finished it today.

by a_ysia on 7/21/2012 10:59:06 PM


How do I know if I win??

by Mockingjay2000 on 7/21/2012 6:36:19 PM


I don't think I double spaced mine! Will I get disqualified?

Nope, you're fine, girl. Smile 
Carrie R.

by rileytibbles on 7/18/2012 2:49:35 PM


Hey. I have a question: Can we submit more than 1 story?


Hey chica! It's totally cool to submit more than 1 story!  Good luck! 

Kate G.

by just0princess on 7/17/2012 5:35:49 AM


Is tomorrow the last day to email your story, or is the contest closed at midnight tonight? 

Tomorrow is good, babe. Smile 
Carrie R.

by nicole503 on 7/16/2012 1:39:29 PM


I just sent my story from E-Mail, do you think they'll read it??? 'Cuz the contest end like in 2 days and I REALLY want to win. Do you think I would win???


Hey girl,

Of course they'll read your story! As long as you sent it in before the due date, you'll be fine Smile We received a lot of submissions so I can't guarantee you'll win, but we're sooo glad you participated in the contest and let your imagination run wild! Keep on writing <3 

Lauren C.

by sohi105 on 7/15/2012 8:20:53 AM


What does it mean " pasted in the body of your E-Mail? " Thanks!!!



Hey girl,

Say you wrote your story in Microsoft Word. Highlight the entire story, then select "Copy." Then go to your email. Create a new email message. In the big box where you normally would write the actual email, right-click and select "Paste" Smile 

Lauren C.

by sohi105 on 7/15/2012 3:25:30 AM


whats the story supose to be about

by TrueGirl14 on 7/14/2012 8:39:03 PM


MOD MOD MOD!!!! I just sent in my story, when will you guys get it?

Hey girl,

If you sent it by mail, it all depends on when the mailman gets it here! 
Kelly G.

by Takis_unicorns on 7/13/2012 4:14:37 PM


Is it okay to eave a cliff hanger at the end?

by Takis_unicorns on 7/13/2012 4:13:39 PM


What are the prizes?

by giggle123 on 7/13/2012 3:43:20 PM


MOD MOD MOD!! When you say short stories, how short do you mean? A few pages, or a few chapters or something? Thanks Smile

Hey girl,

It should be between 500 and 1,500 words, so you can put in however many chapters you want as long as you stay within that limit. Good luck!
Kelly G.

by averagegirl289 on 7/11/2012 9:47:00 AM


PLEASE ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I completely forgot to double space my entry when I sent it...I don't know what happened but I forgot! Will they still accept it? Please ask! I need real answers, I worked really hard for them not to even read it! Please ask them thank you soooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hey! While I can't ask them directly for you (I don't work in the same place the editors do) I can tell you that it's probably ok, and if you're still worried, just re-submit it double spaced with a note saying to disregard your previous entry. Good luck!  

Helen S.

by LLL328 on 7/10/2012 5:49:47 PM


I sent in my story, but it wouldnt let me use "Times new roman" So i used the closest thing to it.... Does that mean It wont count?

Hey Girl--

We probably won't even notice: we just want to make sure the font is readable. 

good luck!  
simone s.

by Lannah Lynn (: on 7/10/2012 3:51:00 PM


I entered the last one (and didn't win unfortunately). But, I can't wait to enter this one too! Laughing

by cierracadaver on 7/9/2012 4:05:36 PM


Hey rachel_m, like Beiber says "never say never". We have had some but with specific criteria, but maybe we will have one where you can upload whatever you want. Hope this helps! Xx

Ok, I know this sounds really stupid, but I'm new to this website (like REALLY new) and I would like to know if you ever do video or movie contests. I have this great idea for a music video/movie that my friends and I wanna do but I need an excuse to actually make it!! Lynae P.

by rachel_m on 7/7/2012 3:35:34 PM


Hi! I know I keep commenting on this I just keep getting new questions lol. Ok so, I know i asked this before but i wanted to make sure about this. I made the title like size 16 or 20 font so it would stand out from the story. Does that mean the story is disqualified? Also I entered three stories at different dates, is that ok? And lastly, lol, when will we know the results of the winners/runner ups?
Thanks in advance soo much

Hey girl,

If it was just the title, tht should be fine, and entering at different dates is fine too! The entries are due on July 17, so the winners will be picked sometime later this year!

Meghan D.

by starfan1 on 7/6/2012 9:12:08 PM


Hi I'm in the middle of writing my third story and just noticed that the quotation marks count as a word. This story has A LOT of dialog so do the marks count? Please tell me "no" because there's a lot to explain in my story!
*Crossing Fingers*

by FaithPetrowski on 7/6/2012 8:38:06 PM


quick question: Is it okay if the story is some what fantisy, because im not for sure if mine would be considered so. It does not have magic and stuff like that in it but I read what I have so far to a friend and she said it soulded some what fantasy.

Hey girlie,

Sure thing! Fantasy is also fiction, so it works perfect Smile 
Lauren C.

by kitkat44325 on 7/5/2012 7:24:56 PM


Can it be a fanfiction?


Hey girlie! It's alright if it's inspired by something you love, but try to change the names and places to make it your own!  And make sure it's your own ideas!  We'd love to have original fiction!  Good luck! 

Kate G.

by LilyLookALike on 7/5/2012 4:48:30 PM


One more quick question. So I followed all the guidelines on my submission but I made the title size 16 or 20 I think so it would stand out from the actual story.Is that ok or am i disqualified? If that is against the rules, should I resend it with smaller font? Please help

Hey girl,

The title size isn't really that big of a deal, so I'm sure you're fine - you won't be disqualified! Good luck! 
Kelly G.

by starfan1 on 7/4/2012 3:22:14 PM


Hi!Ok so, I used a different email to enter this contest than the email on my GL profile. Is that ok? How will they contact me if I win? I no longer use the email on my GL profile so I used my new one to enter the contest. Thx!

Hey babe,

They will just send it to the email that you filled out on the contest entry.  No worries!
Jordan S.

by starfan1 on 7/3/2012 9:52:13 PM


hen will the next two judges be announced? It's been a while... And where will they be announced?


Hey chica! Judges will be announces on girlslife.com and I'm so sorry, babe, but we don't know exactly when we'll be announcing them!  xoxo 



Kate G.

by JustluvAriana on 7/3/2012 12:10:21 PM


Does the title count towards the word count?


Hey girl!  The title does NOT count towards the word count! xoxo  

Kate G.

by Emilicious on 7/3/2012 1:44:14 AM


I don't have microsoft word on my computer and my email doesn't have times new roman. What should I do?

Hey girl!

Please use a font available in your email as similar to Times New Roman as possible. The point is for it to be readable for our readers. Don't use anything fancy! 
Rachael A.

by shadow777 on 7/2/2012 11:40:02 AM


When are you going to announce the other two judges?

by FaithPetrowski on 6/30/2012 3:32:28 PM


hope i win!!!!!

by Prim on 6/29/2012 8:17:06 AM


What will the girl who wins actually win, aside from being published? I'M sooo excited! when's the deadline???????

Hey girl,

Like the contest article says, we'll be giving out books, writing supplies, and all sorts of fun prizes... but ya gotta stay tuned to find out exactly what they are! ;) We'll announce them a little bit down the road!
Lauren C.

by mckenster on 6/28/2012 6:40:27 PM


fingers crossed!

by myfatsquirrel on 6/27/2012 7:04:07 PM


I can't wait to see who wins this year! I sent in two entries so far.... working on the third one. Good luck everyone! Smile

by savybanana2000 on 6/26/2012 1:29:56 PM


Hey, I'm really interested in this contest, and have submitted a story in already. But I have a new idea for a story, and need to know if it's okay. My idea is if I could submit the story that is the perspective of a famous person's life. This example is not my idea, but so you know what I mean: through the eyes of Martha Washington and her life. Is it okay if I use real names to tell a story like that? Please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you so much!

Hey girlie,

Sure thing! It's fiction but it's based on someone's actual life - and I think that's pretty cool Smile Way to use your imagination, babe! Write on <3 
Lauren C.

by FaithPetrowski on 6/24/2012 12:36:28 PM



by jrprodigy12 on 6/22/2012 10:08:59 PM


Hey... So on the computer I'm using to write my story, it only has Microsoft Office Word 2003... Will that still work? Please help ASAP!!!!!! Thanks!!!!! <3

Hey girl, that should be fine as long as you can save and send the document!
Meghan D.

by jrprodigy12 on 6/22/2012 10:01:20 PM


mod mod mod,
what if it's a couple of words over 1,500 will it still be able to win

Hey girlie,

Go back through your story and try to edit a little bit. We have the word limit for a reason, so it wouldn't be smart to go over 1,500 words - that would disqualify you <3 
Lauren C.

by ammpanda on 6/21/2012 4:55:57 PM


I entered a story I wrote to girls life (but it wasn't for this contest because it was 2,600 words.) Anyway I was wondering if you ever put stories online because I've only seen poems. Thanks!

Hey girlie,

We post all sorts of pieces by our lovely GL users! (Even photography!) Check out all of them here:


And you could always edit that short story down to 2,500 and submit it for our fiction contest, if you want to try again! Smile
Lauren C.

by 6ftsunshine:) on 6/21/2012 4:41:24 PM


I am so excited to see who wins this year, since last year's was kind of a bummer. I mean it's great that Cobie won and all but her story didn't really make sense, like what they were learning in school and that high school is that cliquey (like in the movies). I just think that we should write about stuff that we, the writers can relate too, I don't write about highschool or boys because I'll be a freshman and I don't know much about high school and I've never had a boyfriend. I stick to friendship and fantasy!!!!

by LLL328 on 6/20/2012 9:02:29 PM


Im sooooo excited about this! I can't wait to enter my story!!!!! Good luck everyone!!!!!!


by fashion_bug on 6/20/2012 8:14:22 PM


On my email I was trying to put my story, but there was no option for times new roman... So i used the closest i could find to it on y email options.. is this alright?

Hey chica, you could put your story in a Word doc and then attach it to your email so that you can use Times New Roman. But if you already sent in your entry, don't sweat it. As long as the font is close, that's probably fine. 
Carrie R.

by Lannah Lynn (: on 6/20/2012 1:33:45 PM


Where do we put the title of our story in the e-mail? Thanks! (:

Hey chicky, if you're just pasting your story into the body of your email, put your title at the top with your name and age. If you're attaching it as a Word document, do the same, but inside your Word doc. 
Carrie R.

by xpunkxkatx on 6/19/2012 12:19:43 PM


I hope a contest comes out soon with more words allowed because I have a short story but it is about 2,600 words.Smile

by 6ftsunshine:) on 6/18/2012 3:52:46 PM


so i know the word count is from 500-1500. But i was wondering if it's even worth sending in my story because it's like 1.714 words and I've been trimming it. So should i send it in but would it count as 2 stories or one? should i send it by halves and have it count as my two stories? because i'm pretty confident that i want to send it in

Hey girl!

We recommend that you really try and trim it down to as close to 1500 as you can get. We can't count that as two stories, so do your best to trim it! Thanks! 
Rachael A.

by Icecreamluver on 6/18/2012 2:45:58 PM


I wrote a short story a couple years back for school.
Can I still enter that, or does it have to be a recent story?
Let me know!

Hey girl!

You can enter that story. Doesn't matter if it's a few years old. Good luck! 
Rachael A.

by elkakey on 6/18/2012 12:00:34 PM


Is there an age limit? Like no older than 18 or something?

by ropeted1 on 6/16/2012 10:20:49 PM


i know we cant use our real nabes but i used a name that can be used as a nickname for my name. i dont use it and noone has ever referd to me as that name. is that alright?

by celia<3 on 6/16/2012 8:14:03 PM


I know we cant use real names, but in my story I used a mix of my three best friends names for the main girl's full name... Is this alright?

Hey girl,

That's completely alright!
Jordan S.

by Lannah Lynn (: on 6/16/2012 10:25:01 AM


I am so excited!!!

by hellokittylover6 on 6/15/2012 7:36:50 PM


I am so excited!!!

by hellokittylover6 on 6/15/2012 7:18:58 PM


I wrote a short story a few weeks ago, but didn't do anything with it. Can I still enter it or does it have to be one written just for the contest?

Hey girl,

As long as you wrote it, you're free to enter it!

best of luck  
simone s.

by clang848 on 6/14/2012 2:27:24 PM


I was wondering, are we allowed to use the names of real places? I know we aren't supposed to use our real names, which I'm not, but I didn't know if stores or other places counted. If you could tell me that would be great

Hey girl,

A long as you don't include your (or anyone else's) private info you can name real places. 

good luck!!

Simone S.  
simone s.

by mayanunna on 6/14/2012 1:04:56 PM


can it be kind of a fairy tale or have like unicorns in it or talking animals?

Hey Girl--

You can write about anything you want!!

happy writing--  
simone s.

by jellybeanmeg on 6/14/2012 11:37:04 AM


Do we have to submit the entries in separate emails?
Do we have to submit entries on different email accounts?

Hey girl, 

you have to enter the contest separate times, but you can use the same email address. 

good luck


simone s.

by LLL328 on 6/14/2012 9:14:14 AM


Mod mod mod
What is Lauren Kate's novel about?
Thanks much!
I know I've been asking a lot of questions, I just want my stories to be perfect! Writing is rewriting...I've finished all of my first drafts! How many times do you think I should write the stories?

by LLL328 on 6/13/2012 9:53:31 PM


Mod mod mod
Can it be a true romance? My romance life is really funny, weird and worth writing about also (maybe)bout my school life

Hey girl, of course you can base your story on your life if you want, but at least change the names.  
Carrie R.

by Newcat12 on 6/13/2012 4:48:43 PM


MOD MOD MOD! I just sent one of my stories and i realized there was a typo! does that make a difference when u read it? thanksSmile

A little typo never hurt anyone - don't sweat it, chica! Smile 
Carrie R.

by myfatsquirrel on 6/12/2012 3:40:46 PM


Mod MOd Mod
Are we allowed to get feedback on our stories? Like show it to people and see what they think?

Hey Girl!

As long as it's your own writing, it won't hurt to have someone else take a look at it.

happy writing, 

SImone S.  
simone s.

by LLL328 on 6/12/2012 9:15:17 AM


In my entry, would I be able to write from the view of a boy? I'm not sure, because this is GIRLS Life, after all. Thank you!|

Hey girl,

Submit anything that you'd like, writing as a guy might be interesting!
Jordan S.

by Sabbybellz on 6/11/2012 8:00:44 PM


MOD MOD MOD Can I submit poetry?

Hey girl!

For this contest, your submission has to be a short story. Maybe in the future we'll have a poetry contest. Thanks! 
Rachael A.

by Princess0412 on 6/11/2012 1:03:12 PM


Um.....y'all goin down!

by loppyears12 on 6/8/2012 1:43:31 PM


Mod mod mod can it be made on iPod and can it be something idis in real life

Hey girlie,

It should be saved as a Word document or pasted in the body of your email. As long as you're able to do that, you can write it on whatever system you want. And it could be based on real life - just make sure you get creative and make the story your own! Smile
Lauren C.

by nikki3445 on 6/7/2012 7:34:12 PM


Can I base my story on something that actually happened?

Of course! Books, movies, and TV shows that are "based on a true story" are really common - but make sure you aren't simply telling us what happened. Ya gotta make it your own!
Lauren C.

by 1blackat on 6/7/2012 4:35:21 PM


Mod mod mod
Can we add pictures or clip art if we desire? (Wow I did NOT want that to rhyme)

Hey Girl,

That's totally fine!

Simone S.  
simone s.

by Newcat12 on 6/7/2012 2:05:11 PM


Mod Mod Mod!
Hi, I was wondering if we were allowed to be anonymous in the contest. I would be okay putting my first name and age, but if I win I don't really want to put a picture of myself nor my last name for privacy reasons. Would I still be able to get published if I did not want to do that? Please give me as much information as you can!
Thank you so much, this will be very helpful!
Now, I've got to get back to writing!


Hey girl! 

We'd never put your last name out there--just your last initial, so don't worry about it! As for your picture, we don't ask for one--is this a prize on the website? As long as you fill in all the required information (last name may be included) you'll be in the running because if you win we need to know your last name so we can send it to you!


by LLL328 on 6/7/2012 9:02:50 AM


we are allowed to have a title right?

by Viriri on 6/6/2012 11:58:02 PM


Hey kristadakota, I'm not sure. I guess it will be okay as long as you make it clear it was a team effort. Good luck girl! Xoxo

can it be a collab writing, ya know like three writers writnig one story?? id really like to know Lynae P.

by kristadakota on 6/5/2012 6:26:11 PM


Hey xXMissBehavedXx, I think you're fine chicky. It doesn't sound like it's all that noticeable. No worries girl! Xoxo

Ok PLZ answer I have to get off the computer in 10 mins 0.0 So anyway when I first read this, I thought double spacing meant an extra space between each word. Now seeing all these comments, I know better. Anyway, I already finished my story and double-spaced it correctly. Is it ok, though, if there are 2 spaces between each word (it looks like this not this)??? Thanks so much pleaase hurry! Lynae P.

by xXMissBehavedXx on 6/5/2012 5:15:00 PM


Can we add clip art on the Microsoft Word file?

by Newcat12 on 6/5/2012 4:35:30 PM


Mod Mod Mod
I was just wondering if it is okay that I sent my story and it is in an Open Office document. I don't have Microsoft Word and there is no Times New Roman on Gmail. If it isn't okay I could always re-send it!
Thanks! =)

Hey girl!

Since you don't have Microsoft Word, please re-send it to us simply pasted into the body of your email. Thanks a bunch! And good luck!  
Rachael A.

by cattyshow on 6/4/2012 3:39:28 PM


Can we go over the limit?

Hey girl!

Do your best to stay within the limit! We have to read a ton of stories, and while we would love to give you the opportunity to write as many words as you'd like, we just don't have the time!  
Rachael A.

by Atumnkiss on 6/4/2012 1:03:04 PM


Are we allowed to co-author with someone else for all three stories? Thank you.

Hey girl,

I think you have to write the stories yourself.

Meghan D.

by Peachtree18 on 6/2/2012 6:54:27 PM


Hey jrprodigy12, is there any other font that looks like Times New Roman? See if you can get close to the look of it, if not you might have to go with something else. Hope this helps! Xoxo

Sorry for all the questions... But I have Gmail, and I was writing the story, and I tried changing the font, but they didn't have 12 Times New Roman font. It has Sans Sarif, which is the original font of email, I guess. The computer I have doesnt have Microsoft Word document, so my only other option is to write it in email. I am double-spacing and stuff, but I don't know about the font... Please help! Lynae P.

by jrprodigy12 on 6/2/2012 9:50:24 AM


im only 10 and i have a poem i wrote but its not 500 words can i still enter it and where do we enter

by beautifuleyes6 on 6/2/2012 8:34:32 AM


can the story be more then 1500 words? or is that the max?

Hey girl,

I am not sure if you will be automatically disqualified if you go over the limit, but I would try to stick to 1500 to be safe.

Meghan D.

by ajack9 on 6/1/2012 7:47:25 PM


for the short story I was wondering if the story had to be a max of 1500 words, or can it be more? Thanks!

Hey girl,

I am not sure if you will automatically be disqualified for having more than 1500 words, but I would try to stick to that limit just to be safe!

Meghan D.

by ajack9 on 6/1/2012 7:45:07 PM


Mod mod mod
I have the story for the contest all on my iPod touch (which, btw, I'm writing this with it right now) and I can't really control the font size or style. I can change if necessary (meaning emailing it to my computer and then changing it) but do I have to? In the email, it's pretty standard font. Also if I do paste it onto the email, does it have to be double-spaced? Thanks.


Hey girl!

I think the way you're doing it is fine, but to be sure I'd do it on a computer where you can make it more clear. And double spaced is best!


by Linsertart on 6/1/2012 3:43:59 PM


Can our stories be ones we have already written, but never submitted before?

by GodGIrl828 on 6/1/2012 3:14:13 PM


i have won poem contest for my school so hopefully i will win!!! i have to try my my vry best!!

by ego4fashion on 6/1/2012 3:02:13 PM


ok number one i love writing and i was wondering is it ok if i write about the last day of sixth grade( which was yesterday for me) and would that have any effect because llots of the people who read it are in high school?
number two i am going to a pool party in like six days and is there any way that i can lose some stumache fat or even apear less flabby?
number three there is a guy i like and i dont think he even notices me that much i know he like knows me and this year i had one class with him - gifted and talented. and next year i dont think hes gonna do that, so help.
sorry for the long message but please help!!!!!

Hey babe,

It's totally fine for you to write about sixth grade, but remember this is a fiction contest, so don't use real details about you or your school. For the pool party, check out our online Health&Fitness section and click on workouts! As for the boy, why don't you just start off by having simple convos with him, whether it's online or in person? You could invite him to a group hang-out with some of your mutual friends and just become his friend. If you use the summer to get to know him, next year you can hangout regardless of whether you have class together!
Kelly G.

by radiolovergirl on 6/1/2012 11:44:29 AM


Oh that sounds fun! The one last year was so good!

by rachelnrocks on 6/1/2012 10:27:13 AM


Will this be a computer picking the winner? And what does double-spacing mean? I'm sorry for all the questions... And will GL email us if we win? Thanks much! XOXOXO

Hey girl!

The ladies here at GL will be picking the winners with help from three celeb authors! Double spacing means that there is extra space between each line you type in your story. Normally, you probably write single spaced. On most Microsoft Word versions you can change the spacing under "Paragraph." GL will email you if you win. Hope this helps and good luck! 
Rachael A.

by jrprodigy12 on 6/1/2012 7:07:39 AM


Do u have to write it on paper or can we write it on our computer and send it in?

by raegan232 on 5/31/2012 10:51:19 PM


I am really excited for this contest and I enjoy writing very much. There is only one thing I am confused about; What does it mean when it said "Please double-space your submission"
Does it mean to double space after every word or what?
Thanks! =)

by cattyshow on 5/31/2012 9:26:21 PM


I am really excited for this contest because I enjoy writing very much. There is one thing that I am confused about. What does it mean when it said, "Please double-space your submission"
Does it mean that you have to double space every word or what?
Thanks! =)

by cattyshow on 5/31/2012 9:24:44 PM


Everyone follow me on instagram! @raininglovex I'm almost to 100 followers(: I always follow back! Thanks so much xoxo

by fireworks1071 on 5/31/2012 9:20:18 PM


My story might invovle cutting and depression. It won't go into great detail, but it's an important part of the storyline. Would that be okay?
Thanks in advance,

Hey Baily,

This is YOUR piece of original fiction, so if you want to explore a dark subject, go for it. Make sure each part is necessary and you aren't just using a certain "controversial" element just to use it. As long as you stay true to yourself while also keeping the story Young Adult appropriate (and especially if it could help a reader), I don't see why you couldn't write about these common feelings <3
Lauren C.

by cheesybes98 on 5/31/2012 9:15:33 PM


In the article it says,
" 3. Please double-space your submission and use size 12 Times New Roman font, so our readers will be able read everything you’ve written. "
What does "double-space" mean?

Hey girlie,

That's a setting in Word that will make your submission easier for us to read because it puts more space in between each line. You can change the setting by going to Format >> Paragraph >> Line Spacing. Select "Double" or "2.0," depending on your version of Word. And get used to it, because all the essays you'll write in high school/college will probably require it!
Lauren C.

by awesomegirl4everandalways on 5/31/2012 9:15:14 PM


i have a story i've been writing, but it's written in poems. if it's still under 1500 words can i submit it anyway?

Hey girlie,

There's technically no rule against entries of this format (it's fictional, after all), but we are asking for short stories, so I'm not sure this would qualify. Each girl is allowed to submit 3 stories though, so try submitting your "poem story" and one traditional short story! xoxo

Lauren C.

by ILUVMETROSTATION!!! on 5/31/2012 9:15:09 PM


I started writing my fiction story and was wondering if I was allowed to use my pen name, or just my first name. Also, is there anywhere that I could read last year's winning story? Thanks!

Hey girlie,

You can totally use your pen name! When you submit, you should give us your real name just so we have it on record - but if you want to go by a different name in case we select your entry as the winning story, that is totally fine. Lots of amazing authors have pen names, so we understand!!

Unfortunately, the only place you can read Cobie Ray's winning story is the February/March 2012 issue of GL <3 (Click here for our winner's announcement and the details.
Lauren C.

by <3<3<3 on 5/31/2012 8:16:43 PM


Just to be clear, fanfiction is NOT allowed?

Hey girlie,

There's technically no rule against entries of this format (it's fictional, after all), but we are asking for totally original short stories, so I'm not sure this would qualify. Each girl is allowed to submit 3 stories though, so try submitting one fan fic and one traditional, original short story! xoxo 
Lauren C.

by smileitsjulia on 5/31/2012 7:37:36 PM


Can u enter a script

Hey girlie,

There's technically no rule against entries of this format (it's fictional, after all), but we are asking for short stories, so I'm not sure this would qualify. Each girl is allowed to submit 3 stories though, so try submitting one script and one traditional short story! xoxo
Lauren C.

by Bananas81 on 5/31/2012 7:30:22 PM


Omg! I'm soo entering! I entered last year, but didn't win... maybe this is my lucky year! Fingers crossed! Smile

by unicornninja on 5/31/2012 6:47:21 PM


About when should we send in our entries??

Whenever you're done with your story - as long as it's before July 17th, 2012! <3 
Lauren C.

by bunniac13 on 5/31/2012 6:45:03 PM


Mod Mod Mod
There is this kid at school who always comes up and talks to me,when I really don't want to talk to him. It used to happen only every ounce in a while, but know it is practically every day. I want to tell him I don't want to talk to him, I've already tried to give him short to the point answers but he doesn't get the clue. I also don't want to hurt his feelings because alot of other people are mean to him. Yes, I know there are only be a few more days of school left, but I just want to know in case I'm in the same class with him next. What should I do? Thanks.

Hey girl,

I think you're really doing the right thing here. Give him an answer, then walk away. A little bit of attention never hurt anyone - and he's probably talking to you BECAUSE he knows you're friendly and won't hurt his feelings. You're better than that! You don't have any reason to shun him (he's just annoying, not mean or dangerous), so talk a little and then get back to what you're doing. If you're crunched for time and trying to finish a homework assignment, be honest and say you don't have time to talk right now. But it's best if you just tough it out and be pleasant, instead of being mean without having a reason to be <3
Lauren C.

by smootches on 5/31/2012 6:40:42 PM


Omg, totally doing this, I love writing sooo much! Plus I just got out of school, so now I have time actually lol.

by gigglez77 on 5/31/2012 6:35:25 PM


hey (:
I started this club, "the beach club" and I don't really want it anymore. Can I delete it? If so how?
Thank you

Hey girlie,

The mods actually don't have the power to delete clubs - to do that, please check out our club FAQ and email the GL editor listed there Smile

Lauren C.

by mermaidrainbow049 on 5/31/2012 6:02:37 PM


I had started writing a story already but it's about a serious/edgy topic, that could be hard on people, even though it's complete fiction. Is that okay??

Hey girl,

One of the best things about writing is that you're completely in control of the topic, characters and plot. However, if you think that the topic may be offensive to certain people, don't send them your story. 

Happy writing!

simone s.

by quest6c on 5/31/2012 4:23:18 PM

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