Write Your Way to Cash with Adult Creative Writing Contest

   Wordsmiths take note, you can now enter your snappy sonnets and enlightening essays in the 36th annual Adult Creative Writing contest.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries, the contest gives unpublished writers an opportunity to win cash for using their imagination.

   The contest is open to any person 18 years or older who lives, works, attends school in Tulsa County or has a nonresident Tulsa City-County Library card.  The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 31, 2013.

   Submissions of unpublished original text are welcomed in these categories:

  • Poetry – with a 400-word limit
  • Informal Essay – with a 5,000-word limit
  • Children’s Fiction – with a 3,000-word limit
  • Short Story – with a 5,000-word limit

   A $100 cash prize plus a book and certificate are awarded to the best works in each category.  Second-place winners receive a $50 cash prize plus a book and a certificate.  Certificates are awarded to those receiving honorable mention.  Individuals may submit one entry per category.  Each entry must have a separate entry form and a $6 entry fee.

   All winners and participants are invited to the awards ceremony in April at Central Library, Fourth Street and Denver Avenue.  Winners from each category will have the opportunity to read a short selection from his or her winning entry.

   Entry forms are available at all TCCL locations or online at www.tulsalibrary.org/friends

   For more information on the Adult Creative Writing Contest, call Gretchen Hannefield, Friends liaison and library volunteer coordinator, 918-549-7408.

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