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Write Michigan Short Story Contest seeks entries

KENT, Mich. — Kent District Library and Schuler Books announce the eighth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew more than 1,300 Michigan writers last year.

Writers of all ages are invited to enter, with separate categories for youth, teens, adults and Spanish language. Winning entries will be published and receive cash prizes.

“Write Michigan is an amazing opportunity for writers to get their stories into the hands of a large audience,” said Kip Odell, KDL programming manager.

Stories can be submitted at www.writemichigan.org through noon Eastern time Saturday, Nov. 30. Details include a 3,000-word maximum length; $10 entry fee for ages 18 and older, free for 17 and younger; current Michigan residents only; all entries must be submitted online.

Winners are chosen by public vote for the Readers’ Choice award and by a panel of judges for the Judges’ Choice award. Voters and judges choose winners from the top 10 semi-finalists. The top honor in each category receives a $500 cash prize and a Judges’ Choice runner-up in each category will receive a $250 cash prize. Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony in March and their story will be published in an anthology by Chapbook Press.

For more information on Write Michigan, go to www.writemichigan.org. For the Write Michigan media kit, including logo, poster and additional graphics, go to https://writemichigan.org/media-kit/.