Writing Contest




One of the things that I really love doing is encouraging young people to write.  Thank you to the St. Louis County Library systerm for setting up this awesome contest.

Do you know a young writer? If so, the St. Louis County Library is having a writing competition for library patrons who are in from the 3rd to the 12th grade. Young writers are invited to submit an original story based on this prompt: someone wakes up in the morning, and no one remembers who they are.

Entries must be between 250-500 words for grades 3-5, 250-750 words for grades 6-8, and between 500-1000 words for grades 9-12. Story title is not part of the word count. Entries will be judged based on originality, story flow, continuity and mechanical elements (grammar, punctuation, spelling). The type of story is up to the writer – humor, mystery, etc.

Stories can be submitted online from March 1 to March 31, 2019. Help spread the word!

For more information check out the library’s page on the contest.


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