What is the contest about you may ask? The contest is for teens and adults 17 and older who are interested in writing short stories, specifically horror, fantasy, and science fiction!
From the website:
"The LeVar Burton Reads podcast is collaborating with FIYAH Literary Magazine and Tor.com for our first-ever writing contest! Do you write speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror)? Do you love the podcast? Have you dreamed of getting your work in front of THE LeVar Burton ever since the days of Reading Rainbow? Well, here's your shot. We are looking for one special story to be featured in Season 10 of the podcast. "
Visit the above website to learn more about the prizes involved, including getting your book read by the man himself, Mr. LeVar Burton!
LEVAR BURTON is an actor, director, educator & cofounder of the award-winning Skybrary App; former host and executive producer of PBS's “Reading Rainbow;” and a lifelong children's literacy advocate. He hosts his own podcast, ‘LeVar Burton Reads,’ sharing the best short fiction and handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. Burton also has a new YouTube Series ‘This Is My Story’ which highlights racism in America. Burton starred as Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed mini-series ROOTS. Burton also starred as Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION television series and in feature films.
Burton has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards along with 27 Daytime Emmy nominations, culminating in 21 wins. During its 26-year run from 1983 to 2009, READING RAINBOW was not only one of the longest running children’s television shows in history but won more than 25 awards, including 10 for outstanding series and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. Burton has also been nominated twice for the Spoken Word Grammy Award and won in 1999, for narrating “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.”