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Writers invited to participate in short story contest, cash prize involved

Posted at 8:35 AM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 08:35:26-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Writers of all ages across Michigan are invited to participate in Kent District Library's 9th Annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest.

The winner in each category will receive $500 cash, while the runner-up receives $250 cash. All winners will be highlighted in an awards ceremony in March, with their story published in an anthology by Chapbook Press. And for kids ages 10 to 13, judges will give one writer a spot in Johnathan Rand's 2021 Author Quest writing camp.

The rules are that only one short story can be submitted per author, with a maximum length set at 3,000 words, and the entry fee is $10 for those ages 18 and older (free for anyone younger).

Katie Zuidema, Communications Specialist for Kent District Library, joined us live to discuss the impacts of the Write Michigan Short Story Contest.