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Lansing, MI 48917

Short Story Contest

The 2023 Short Story Contest is open to ages 6 and up. This year we are including a special category for poetry! All contest entries submitted through our Short Story Portal will be published in our Short Story Dispenser at the end of the contest. Submissions to the poetry category will be considered for publication on the library's poetry walk. Additionally, prizes will be awarded to contest entries receiving the highest scores from our judges.

Contest Opens:
January 1, 2023
Submission Deadline: 5:00pm March 10, 2023
Age Brackets:
  • Youth: Ages 6-12
  • Teen: Ages 13-17
  • Adult: Ages 18+
Submissions must clearly identify:
  • If the work is for the Short Story or Poetry category
  • The appropriate age bracket for the work
Submissions without this information may be disqualified or placed in appropriate categories as determined by library staff.