Hello Patten Free,
We are thrilled to announce that October 1 marks the opening of our Annual Writing Contest! Now in its' 10th year, the writing contest awards prizes in both short fiction and non-fiction in multiple categories for teens and adults.
What began in 2013 as a fiction and memoir contest for teens has since expanded to include all types of non-fiction, as well as an adult category. Beginning this year we are expanding the teen submissions to include anyone in 6th grade and above.
The contest runs until December 1, at which point submissions will be judged by a panel that includes Library staff, trustees, local teachers, community members and the Teen Library Council. First ($100) and second prize ($50) gift certificates will be awarded in each category. Winners will be honored at a reception in January 2024 and winning entries will be published on the Library website. The Writing Contest is made possible with support from the Friends of the Patten Free Library.
Interested in submitting? Click here to see the complete guidelines and learn how to enter. We can't wait to read your work!