• By Raegen Luntz
  • Posted Monday, September 24, 2018

NEA Big Read: Short Story Contest

Short Story Writing Contest
September 15 - October 10

For all those budding or experienced writers out there, the library will be sponsoring a Short Story Contest during our Big Read campaign. Writers of all ages will have until Wednesday, Oct. 10 to submit their most creative and compelling stories to their local library. Entries must be original work with up to 1,000 words. The Winston Salem Writers group will review all entries and choose the winners. Categories for entry include children, young adults and adults. Each winner will receive a $100 gift card, have their work added to the FCPL catalog and will be asked to read their short story at the Monster Ball finale event held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Central Library.

About the NEA Big Read
Since the program began in 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has funded more than 1,400 NEA Big Read programs, providing more than $19 million to organizations nationwide. In addition, Big Read activities have reached every Congressional district in the country. Over the past 11 years, grantees have leveraged more than $44 million in local matching funds to support their NEA Big Read programs. More than 4.9 million Americans have attended an NEA Big Read event, approximately 82,000 volunteers have participated at the local level, and 39,000 community organizations have partnered to make NEA Big Read activities possible. For more information about the NEA Big Read, please visit arts.gov/neabigread.

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