100 Word Stories
Submission Guidelines and Rules:
The prompt, ‘library’, must be used in the story.
Stories must contain exactly 100 words. Stories over 100 words or falling short of 100 words will be disqualified. Hyphenated words will count as one word.
Submissions must be typed and e-mailed in the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org between 1 January 2015 and 31 October 2015. Attachments will not be opened. Failure to submit the story in the body of an e-mail will result in disqualification.
E-mails should include the author’s name, age, story (in the body of the message), and phone number.
Entries will be considered and used as they are submitted. The committee will not make any edits to the author’s original submission. Please edit your work before you submit.
All entries should be original and unpublished.
A committee will be formed to select the winning entry. While multiple entries may be worthy of a prize the committee will only be able to select one (1) grand prize winner and one (1) runner-up from each the following categories:
- Super Storytellers: Kids up to 11 years old
- Fantastic Fictioneers: 12 – 17
- Pleasureful Plotters: 18 +
Once the committee has selected the contest winners, their decision is final.
o Grand Prize: Kindle w/touchscreen display
o Runners-up: $10 Visa gift card (1 for each category)
Winners will be announced and their 100 word stories read at the Carnegie Library’s 100th birthday celebration on Monday, 7 December 2015 at 7 p.m.
Limit: One entry per person. Multiple story entries will result in the disqualification of all entries by that person. (Wait to submit until you know which story you want to be considered by the committee.)
By submitting a 100 word story you are granting the Library unlimited rights in using and displaying your story for Library purposes. This includes, but is not limited to: in-library displays and posts on the Library’s website and social media sites.