Submission Requirements

Please follow directions carefully.  Incorrect submissions may be disqualified.

Submission deadline: March 1

Formatting Basics:
  • Microsoft Word-readable document
  • Length: no longer than 2500 words
  • Spacing: double
  • Margins: one inch
  • Font style: Arial
  • Font size: 12 point
  • Each page must include a header with entry level, story title, and page number
  • Example: HIGH The End of the Road 1
  • Document Name: your school level (MIDDLE or HIGH) in capital letters followed by the story title
  • Example: HIGH The End of the Road.doc
  • DO NOT include your name in the file name.
Title Page:
  • Title Page = First page of document 
  • Include title of story
  • Middle or High School Entry
  • Example:
    The End of the Road
    High School Entry
Last Page:
  • Last Page = Contact Information
  • Title
  • Middle or High School Entry
  • Name
  • Age
  • Grade
  • School Name
  • Home Address
  • Phone Number(s)
  • Email
  • Word Count (New requirement! Must include word count!)
  • Example:
    The End of the Road
    High School Entry
    Jane Doe
    Age 16
    Grade 11
    East Loudoun High School
    121 W Bird Terr. Apt 15
    Ashling, VA 20185
    222-222-2222 (home)
    333-333-3333 (cell)
    Jane.Doe21@mail.com
    Word Count: 2403

How to Submit: Enter your story using the form at library.loudoun.gov/itsallwrite.

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