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The Contemps blog is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13.
Note to Parents: if you have any concerns about The Contemps or your child has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact us at thecontemps(at)gmail(dot)com. We also urge parents to instruct their children never to give out their real names, addresses or phone numbers without parental permission when using the Internet.
If you win a contest on the site, we will request a physical address to which we send the prize. If a contest asks you to be over 13 to enter, we appreciate you respecting the rule. If a contest is open to anyone, when the winner is under 13, a parent will have to provide the address. Your honesty is appreciated in this matter. No one's address will be shared, distributed, or sold, and we will not keep them on file.
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We're the Contemps and we are passionate about realistic fiction because these are the books that remind us we're not alone in this real world. Our mission is simple - to spotlight contemporary fiction for young adults. We'll spotlight a new or fairly recent contemporary title every Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you'll spread the word and come back again and again. We'd love to be THE resource on the web for contemporary young adult fiction.