Teen Writers Invited to Enter Short Story Contest

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Middle and high school-aged writers are invited to enter the annual Teen Short Story Contest, taking entries by email or at the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk by 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

​Enter our annual Teen Short Story Contest through 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, either by email or in person at the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk.

We're looking for short stories (250-1,500 words; fiction and non-fiction) written by middle and high school-aged youth. Download and print an entry form or pick one up at the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three stories in each of two categories: Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12). Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of Salem Public Library.

Winning entries will be recognized on the library's social media channels and read at the Short Story Contest Reading and Awards Events at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in Anderson Rooms A&B.

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Sonja SomervilleTeen Services Librarian