CPL Sponsor of Write Michigan Short Story Contest

Deadline for entries is November 30, 2022

Writers of all ages are invited to enter the 11th Annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest. The contest is sponsored by Kent District Library, Canton Public Library, Traverse Area District Library and Schuler Books and is open to youth, teen and adults. Winning entries will be published and receive cash prizes.  

“So many writers have the goal of getting their story published, and Write Michigan gives them that opportunity,” said Katie Zuidema, Marketing Communications Specialist at KDL. “Not only do writers have the chance to win $500, but their story could also be available to the masses in a bookstore and on library shelves across the state.” 

Stories can be submitted at writemichigan.org through Wednesday, November 30. Details include a 3,000-word maximum length; $10 entry fee for ages 18 and above, free for 17 and under; current Michigan residents only; all entries must be submitted online.   

There will be four cash prizes given in each of the three categories―Judges’ Choice ($500), Spanish Language ($500), Readers’ Choice ($250) and Judges’ Choice Runner-up ($250). The top ten stories in each category will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of published authors, editors, professors and literary agents. A public vote will determine the winners of Readers’ Choice. 

Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony in April and their story will be published in an anthology by Chapbook Press. 

Those who enjoy reading stories are encouraged to sign up to be a volunteer story reviewer at writemichigan.org/volunteer.

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