Writers of all ages can enter, with separate categories for youth, teens, adults and Spanish language. Winners are chosen by public vote for the Readers’ Choice award and by a panel of judges for the Judges’ Choice award. Voters and judges choose winners from the top ten semi-finalists.
The top honor in each category will receive a $250 cash prize. The Judges’ Choice runner-up in each category will receive a $100 prize. Winners will be published by Chapbook Press and honored during an awards ceremony in March.
Stories can be submitted at Write Michigan through Friday, Nov. 30. Details include a 3,000-word maximum length; $10 entry fee for ages 18 and above, free for 17 and younger; current Michigan residents only; all entries must be submitted online.
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