There is going to be a short story contest for the Adult Summer Reading Club this July. Do you want a head start? You can’t turn it in early, but you can start thinking of your plot now.
Short Story Contest - Cranberry Public Library Adult Summer Reading - 2020
Rules and Guidelines
All entries are submitted online between June 8 - July 20, 2020
Stories must not exceed 3000 words
The contest is open to original, unpublished stories
Stories should be suitable for a general audience
Only (1) story per author
The Short Story Contest is a short fiction competition open to all writers residing in Butler County. All genres of fiction are acceptable. All writers in Butler County age 18 and over are eligible to enter the Short Story Contest. Cranberry Public Library Staff and members of affiliated organizations such as the Butler County Federated Library System, Friends of the Cranberry Public Library and members of the Cranberry Public Library Board are not allowed to participate in the contest.
A committee of library staff will judge the contest. Judging will be anonymous. When you enter the contest your story will be assigned a number. Judges will identify your story by title and number only.
There is no fee to participate in the Short Story Contest. However the Cranberry Public Library is always in need of support from the community it serves. To support the library please click here to make a donation, or join the Friends of the Cranberry Public Library.
The Short Story Contest submission form will be available online starting Monday, June 8 and must be completed and uploaded by Monday, July 20, 2020.
The manuscript must be double spaced and not exceed 3000 words. Stories over 3000 words will be rejected without review. The manuscript must not have the author’s name anywhere in it. Pages must be numbered. The manuscript title must appear on every page. The manuscript must be saved as “Story Title-Author Name” (Ex: “Book Lover BBQ - Dewey Decimal”). Standard fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, or Georgia in 12 point font size must be used.
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING BOOK, DVD, OR AUDIO DONATIONS.
DONATED ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE DURATION OF OUR RENOVATION PROJECT, WHICH WILL BE COMPLETED IN MARCH OF 2020