Friday, May 29, 2009

Short Story Writing Contest

The Friends of the Library and the Bedford Public Library are sponsoring their 3rd Annual Short Story Writing Contest.

•Original work of fiction by contest entrant
•Minimum entry age – 17 years old
•Permission for publication by the Library
•All genres eligible with the following provision; no explicit sex and/or violence
•2,000—6,000 words
•12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch all-around margins, single-sided, and numbered pages
•Submissions must include a title page with the following information: name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address (place in a large envelope for delivery)
•Submit story in person or by mail to the Bedford Public Library, 1805 L. Don Dodson Drive, Bedford, TX 76021. Electronic submissions may be made to Electronic submissions must be in .rtf or .doc format
•Deadline for submissions is Saturday, September 5, 2009* (5:00 pm CST)
Failure to comply with the guidelines and/or submission qualifications will result in disqualification

Note - Staff members of the Bedford Public Library, officers of the Friends of the Bedford Library, members of the Library Advisory Board or any of their immediate family members may not submit entries.


1st Place--$100, free registration to the 2010 Writers Conference sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and name on plaque

2nd Place--$50 and name on plaque

3rd Place--$25 and name on plaque

Winners will be announced on Saturday, September 25 at the Evening with the Authors: a Writers Roundtable program at the Old Bedford School.

For more information on submission qualifications call Jeanne Green at 817.952.2372.

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