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‘It’s All Write’ Short Story Contest

By SHANNON WATKINS

shannon@southwesttimes.com

Budding Bierces, nascent Nabokovs, struggling Shakespeares: now is the time to make your voices heard.

Submissions are still being accepted for Pulaski County Library System’s short story writing contest, “It’s All Write,” helmed by Youth Services Librarian Jena Hardy.

The contest is open to the general public.

“I first heard about other libraries that had done it and I thought it might be cool to try one,” said Hardy.  “I would also like to do it next year if we get a good response.”

“It’s All Write” features slots for grades 3 -5, middle school, high school and adults. Cash prizes totaling up to $250 will be awarded, depending on participation. The contest started Feb. 18 and the deadline is March 11.

“We’re all excited about it,” said Hardy. “It’s great to see the entries come in—library patrons who you see a lot but didn’t know could write.  We’ve gotten a few in each age group.”

Stories should be at least one page but no more than 2,500 words. For further submission requirements, visit www.pclibs.org or contact Jena Hardy, Youth Services Librarian, at (540) 994-2458 or jchardy@pclibs.org.