The 2017 contest is open now!
It’s back! Middle and high school students can submit their short stories in our annual writing contest!
Entries must be less than 2,500 words and be submitted by March 1. Please review the submission requirements or ask your favorite librarian for more details.
Anne Blankman, author of Traitor Angels, is serving as our guest judge and will rank the top stories. Cash prizes for both middle and high school competitions are as follows:
First place: $200
Second place: $100
Third place: $50
Teen Writing Group
Writing doesn’t have to be hard. If you can think, you can write!
Rust Library: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5:30 p.m.
DIY Teens: Creating Characters
Gum Spring Library: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m.
Creative Writing with Ernest Solar
Writing activities and group discussion led by Solar, author of Spirit of Sasquatch and Two Moons Rising. Topics include character development, setting, dialogue, story structure, and plot.
Gum Spring Library, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m.
Ashburn Library, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.
Once you're ready to submit your entry and have double-checked the submission requirements, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. More questions? Check the FAQ page.
Save the date: Awards party
Maggie Stiefvater, author of the hugely popular Shiver, The Scorpio Races and The Ravens Boys books will be the keynote speaker at the awards ceremony Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m. at Park View High School!
Sponsored by the James Horton for the Arts Trust Fund and the Loudoun Library Foundation