Kent District Library, Schuler Books & Music, Pooh’s Corner and Capital Area District Libraries are proud to announce the second annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew nearly 600 Michigan writers in its inaugural year.
“We were delighted with the response to our first Write Michigan contest,” said Heidi Nagel, KDL communications manager. “Now we’re eager to draw even more writers and expand on the success of our first year.”
Write Michigan kicks off today, with an entry deadline of November 30. Details include a 3,000-word maximum length; $10 entry fee for ages 18 and older, free for 17 and younger; Michigan residents only; and all entries must be submitted online. Winners are chosen by public vote for the Readers’ Choice award and by a panel of judges for the Judges’ Choice award. The top honor in each category receives a $250 cash prize, and the finalists will be published in an anthology by Schuler Books’ Chapbook Press. This year, Write Michigan has also separated the under-18 submissions into separate teen (ages 12-17) and youth (ages 11 and younger) categories, in addition to the adult category for those 18 and older.
Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at the Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch of KDL on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM. The event will feature a keynote address by Kristina Riggle, whose fifth novel, The Whole Golden World, will be published by HarperCollins this November.
Workshops to support teen and adult writers will be held in September and October at KDL and CADL branches. See www.writemichigan.org for complete details!
Posted by: Morgan J.