Submit your short essay (between 300 and 500 words) about how anger has been a gift in your life for a chance to win $5,000 towards tuition or school supplies and a signed copy of Mark Oshiro's novel Anger Is a Gift. Essays will be judged on creativity, the extent the submission explores the theme, and technical skills. The contest begins February 1, 2018 and ends April 30, 2018. The winner will be announced on June 1, 2018, and the winning essay will appear in the June issue of Teen Ink (on sale June 1, 2018).
Mark Oshiro is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where he analyzes book and TV series for thousands of fans and subscribers. Anger Is a Gift is his debut YA contemporary fiction novel.