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Write On! Annual Writing Contest

Writing Contest

Announcing Write On! our first Annual Writing Contest! Submissions will be accepted through September 30, with winners announced on October 15. Writers must be Buchanan District Library cardholders or students at Buchanan Community Schools. Age categories are 12 and under, 13–18, and adult, and you can submit a poem/song, short fiction, or an essay. Winners will be published in The Paper and receive a prize! 

Submission Guidelines

Age categories: 
12 and under

Submission categories:
Short Fiction

Writers must be Buchanan District Library patrons or students at Buchanan Community Schools.

Poetry/Songwriting limit: 60 lines or fewer

Short Fiction/Essay limit: 1000 words

Submissions must be previously unpublished.

Submission limit: one submission per category (one poem/song, one short fiction, one essay)

Please do not include identifying information in your submission. Please use the submission form link below, or bring your submission (printed or on a flash drive) to the library.

One poem/song, one short fiction, and one essay in each age category will be selected to be published in The Paper and receive a prize. Winners and runners up will be posted on the library’s website and shared on social media. Authors of selected works will be asked to attend a reading of their pieces.

The committee selecting works is comprised of Buchanan District Library Staff and community volunteers. A separate staff member will prepare entries for judging so that judges remain impartial.

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 You need a Google account to use our submission form. If you have trouble with the form, please bring your submission to the library (printed or on a flash drive), or email your submission to Laura at laura.hauch@buchananlibrary.com