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Short story contest deadline is Nov. 30  

Education Everywhere —  Michigan writers of all ages are invited to share their stories and enter Kent District Library’s 12th annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest. 

With separate categories for youth, teens and adults, all entries will be considered for publication and three cash prizes will be awarded to the Judge’s Choice, Judges’ Runner-Up and Readers’ Choice.

This year’s judges will review the top 10 semifinalists in each category and choose the winners for each category. Winning stories will be published in the annual Write Michigan Anthology by Chapbook Press, in addition to three top stories in each category.

“This contest gives writers the opportunity to reach their goal of getting published,” said Katie Zuidema, KDL marketing communications specialist. “Not only do writers have the chance to win $500, but their story could also be available to the masses on bookstore and library shelves across the state.” 

The contest is free to enter for those age 17 and younger, and there is a $10 entry fee for those age 18 and older. Stories with a 3,000-word maximum length can be submitted online until Nov. 30.

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Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark is a reporter covering Byron Center, Caledonia, Godfrey-Lee, Kenowa Hills and Thornapple Kellogg. She grew up in metro Detroit and her journalism journey brought her west to Grand Rapids via Michigan State University where she covered features and campus news for The State News. She also co-authored three 100-question guides to increase understanding and awareness of various human identities, through the MSU School of Journalism. Following graduation, she worked as a beat reporter for The Ann Arbor News, covering stories on education, community, prison arts and poetry, before finding her calling in education reporting and landing at SNN. Alexis is also the author of a poetry chapbook, “Learning to Sleep in the Middle of the Bed.”


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