Alumna hosts writing competition

Nikta Mansouri

“Georgetown Academy” co-author Jessica Koosed Etting ’98 is inviting students to submit short stories to her writing contest.
Stories can be submittedd to FIGMENT, a website and online community for teen writers and readers. The deadline is May 8 and the two winners’ stories will be featured in the back of “Georgetown

Academy: Book Four” which will be published in June. The contest is a promotion for her upcoming fourth book, Koosed Etting said. The story must be 1,000 words or less and it must involve the characters of “Georgetown Academy” at a Washington D.C. monument.

A copy of the first book in the series will be given to all contestants via PDF or e-book for them to use as inspiration for their story.

“I definitely plan on entering [the competition.] I read the first two books and I really liked the stories and characters,” Cameron Victor ’15 said. “It would also be really cool to have something I wrote published in a real book and to get a publishing deal.”

“Georgetown Academy” revolves around a group of privileged students attending an elite private school in D.C.

Readers can choose which character they follow as they navigate their way through sex scandals, fights and friendships.

Koosed Etting and her co-author, Alyssa Embree Schwartz plan on shopping the television show version in June.