Aspiring writers: here’s your chance to reach a broad audience with your work, get published, and win cash prizes! Writers of all ages are invited to submit their short stories between September 4 and November 30.
Readers’ Choice and Judges’ Choice cash prizes will be awarded in both the adult and juvenile categories. The top 10 short stories in each age category (18 and older and younger than 18) will be published in a book by Chapbook Press using Schuler Books & Music’s Espresso Book Machine.
Get advice from published authors at these related events:
Writing Workshop with George Dila
Saturday, September 15 • 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
East Grand Rapids Branch • 746 Lakeside Dr. SE • 49506
Ludington-area author and Pushcart Prize nominee George Dila will show attendees how to craft and polish short stories.
Funding the Writer’s Life: One Author’s Story
Saturday, October 13 • 10:00 – 11:00 am
Main Library • Level 3 • Ryerson Auditorium
Beyond the sage advice to just not quit your day job, how exactly does today’s writer fund her literary pursuits?
One answer – diversify your sources of income.
Author Mardi Link has been published by a university press, freelanced for local and regional publications, received grants, written for free, and even used Kickstarter, a new crowd-sourcing website, to keep the words coming. She also recently signed with a New York literary agent who sold her memoir to Knopf at auction. Link will discuss the in’s and out’s of each funding source and offer insight into how to keep economics from getting in the way of inspiration.