The Guelph Public Library Teen Short Story Contest is back

There is no entry fee, but all submissions must be emailed by 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19 and are open to teens in Wellington County.

The Guelph Public Library is thrilled to once again partner with Vocamus Writers Community to offer teens in grades 7-12, living in Wellington County, the chance to be published in the 2022 Teen ETCH anthology of the library later this year!

Interested entrants can enter the Library’s 2022 Teen ETCH Writing Contest by submitting a short story of 1,500 words or less on the topic “Viral”.

There is no entry fee, but all submissions must be received by email only at [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Short stories must be in your own original writing, 1,500 words or less, typed and single spaced.

Please do not submit your stories in PDF format. Your submission should include your story title, full name, school, grade, phone number, and tutor’s name.

Short story finalists will each be paired with a local mentor author, who will share writing techniques to help polish their submission for final judging. Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions in each of the following categories: Grades 7-8, Grades 9-10, and Grades 11-12.

What are you waiting for? Unleash your creativity and start writing your short story today!