“On behalf of the Write Michigan committee, I am delighted to announce the Second Annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest. Write Michigan is a statewide writing contest featuring $250 cash prizes for Judges’ and Readers’ Choice winners in each age category. Judges’ Choice runners-up receive $100. The top five stories in each category will be published in the 2014 Write Michigan Anthology. The Write Michigan Short Story Contest allows entries from Michigan residents in three age categories:
· Youth, free submission for ages 11 and under,
· Teen, free submission for ages 12-17, and
· Adult, $10 submission fee for ages 18 and up.
Short story submissions will be accepted online atWriteMichigan.org until November 30, 2013. Stories will be reviewed by librarians and booksellers to determine the semifinalists. The top ten semifinalists’ stories will be available for judges and public review via the website in January 2014. Winners will be announced on February 3. The Awards Ceremony, featuring author Kristina Riggle (a Kentwood native) will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch of KDL where copies of the 2014 anthology will be sold.
For details on how to submit a story, please review theContest Guidelines. For complete information on the contest, visit www.writemichigan.org. For inspiration, we
suggest reading the 2013 Write Michigan Anthology, available from Chapbook Press for $14.95. The second annual Write Michigan Short Story contest is offered by Kent District Library, Schuler Books & Music, Pooh’s Corner and Capital Area District
Please consider sharing this information with your staff, friends, family, neighbors, kids’ English teachers and library customers, especially any writers groups who may be meeting in your facility! Posters and fliers for Write Michigan can be printed from the media kit here. Last year we received 551 short story submissions from 155 unique Michigan zip codes. Many of the entrants indicated they heard about the contest from their local public library so we really appreciate your effort to help spread the word to aspiring authors.
Communications Manager, Kent District Library