Cornwall Public Library launches 6th annual Writing Contest

October 25, 2012

Cornwall Public Library

The Cornwall Public Library is encouraging aspiring writers to put pen to paper with the launch of the 6th annual Writing Contest for the Developing Writer.

The contest is open to anyone living in Cornwall or S, D & G (regardless of Library membership), and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finalists in all categories. There are Fiction and Poetry categories for writers 17 years of age and older and a Fiction category for writers between the ages of 13 to 16.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, December 31st at 12 pm, and there is no entry fee. The winners will be announced during the Big Reveal event on Monday, January 28th.

In just a few short years, the writing contest has already grown into one of the most highly-anticipated events on the Library’s event calendar. Last year, roughly 60 submissions were received for the contest.

“The intent of the contest is to get people started and to help writers develop their skills,” said Dawn Kiddell, Chief Librarian of the Cornwall Public Library. “The deadline is an incentive for writers to put pen to paper.”

The top entries will be posted on the Library’s website, providing another incentive for aspiring writers who wish to have their work viewed by others.

Those entering the contest must submit a piece of non-published work, however the writer is free to do whatever they wish with their work once the contest is over.

Additional contest information, including rules and entry forms, can be found on the Cornwall Public Library website.

 


 

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