2013 Short Story Contest Deadline

2013 Short Story Contest Ends

Today is the last day we are accepting entries for our 2013 Short Story Contest.  All entries must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15th to be eligible for the contest.  No late entries will be accepted. This year marks our 19th Annual Contest and is the "Year of the Sequel!"

Each year, the contest has a prompt, or inspiration point.  For this year, we're doing something a little different. If you're anything like us, you've read a book at some point that you didn't want to end. 

So... the theme for this year is to write a sequel to a book you've loved and wanted to go on forever!

For example, at the end of I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, Bear gets his hat back, but what happens next? You could write a story about the next chapter in Bears life. That's just an idea to get you started, we're sure you all will come up with something infinitely more creative and inspired! 

All stories must be based upon this idea and must be fewer thank 1,000 words.  Entries over 1,000 words will not be accepted. 

Entries will be accepted Thursday, February 19, 2013 through Friday, March 15, 2013. All entries must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15th. 

The Short Story Contest is open to all students Michigan K-12. The Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Short Story Contest will receive a $100 Cash Prize.  We also award divisional prizes as follows: 1st Price - $50 Gift Certificate, 2nd Prize - $25 Gift Certificate, and 3rd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate. Divisios are broken down into the following categories, K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th. 

For more information on the Short Story Contest, please call us at 231-347-1180 or send us an email.


Event date: 
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
307 E Lake St.
49770 Petoskey