Write here - write now Library writing contest. Register before the end of the month

By Staff

May 3rd, 2023



Do you have a story to tell? Then, get ready to share your talents with us! Burlington Public Library’s annual writing contest is open to everyone ages 10 and up, including adults. We can’t wait to read your short stories, poems, and comics. Entries must be received by midnight on Wednesday, May 31 to be eligible for judging.

Burlington Public Library stands by the basic principles of intellectual freedom and the open exchange of information. The writing contest is an open forum for writers to express their ideas and creativity.

Contest Details

• Entrants must live, work, or attend school in Burlington.
• All short stories, comics, and poems must be unpublished, original work of the entrant. Fan fiction is not accepted.
• Only one entry per category will be accepted.
• Digital submissions only. Please get in touch with us if you cannot create a digital copy of your work.
• Entries will be reviewed, shortlisted, and judged by a team of library professionals; their decisions are final.
• All participants with a shortlisted submission will receive a copy of the judges’ comments on their submission(s).
• The Library will notify the winner in each category, and post their submission on our website.
• By entering this contest, you permit BPL to use your name for promotional purposes, including the Library’s print, visual, or electronic/online media.

Judging Categories & Awards
• Short story: Ages 10-12, 13-17, 18+
• Poem: Ages 10-12, 13-17, 18+
• Comics: Ages 10-12, 13-17, 18+

Link to registration site.


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