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.