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The deadline for submissions has passed. Check out the list of winners.

Write a short story in 1,000 words or less in this creative writing contest. Stories will be featured in a short story collection published at the Library. We may edit for grammar and spelling, but not for content.

Prizes will be given out for first, second and third place winners in each age group.

Submit your story below, or bring a paper copy to the Central kidsZone, Teen or Fiction Desks or branch libraries. (Note: we are unable to return paper copies.) Limit of two entries per person.

Flash Fiction Contest

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Age Group
May we include your submission in a Library-published short story collection?
May we use your name or would you prefer to remain anonymous?
Please attach your submission.
One file only.
1 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt rtf pdf doc docx odt.