2015 Creative Writing Contest

Crayola B.    March 7, 2015

Creative Writing Contest

The deadline approaches for the 2015 Creative Writing Contest. Writers of short fiction and poetry could potentially win up to $50 for having the best work in their age group!

Send in your entries by Sunday, March 15!

Writers can enter up to two entries per category in Short Story (Fiction) or Poetry. Short stories by authors in grades 3-8 must be 1-4 pages, double-spaced, while short stories by authors in high school and above must be 3-5 pages, typewritten and double-spaced. Poetry must be a minimum of 8 lines for all age groups.

How to enter:

Submit a print copy of your original work with a cover page containing the following info:

  • name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • student information: age, grade, teacher’s name AND school attended
  • category (short story or poetry)

DO NOT write your name on Poetry or Short Story entry pages, ONLY on the cover page.

Then mail or deliver to:

Friends of the Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031

Need more info?

For more information, check out the Creative Writing Contest page on the main WNPL website.