PRESS RELEASE — Kent District Library and Schuler Books announce the eighth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew over 1,300 Michigan writers last year.
Writers of all ages are invited to enter, with separate categories for youth, teens, adults and Spanish language. Winning entries will be published and receive cash prizes.
“Write Michigan is an amazing opportunity for writers to get their stories into the hands of a large audience,” said KDL Programming Manager Kip Odell. “Plus, this year we are excited to offer larger cash prizes than ever before!”
Winners are chosen by public vote for the Readers’ Choice award and by a panel of judges for the Judges’ Choice award. Voters and judges choose winners from the top ten semi-finalists. The top honor in each category receives a $500 cash prize and a Judges’ Choice runner-up in each category will receive a $250 cash prize. Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony in March and their story will be published in an anthology by Chapbook Press.
Stories can be submitted at writemichigan.org through Saturday, November 30 at noon. 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.