GPL 2022 Short Story Writing Contest
- Kids - Ages 12 and under
- Teens - Ages 13-18
- Adults - Ages 18+
- Stories must be 2,000 words or less (not including the title)
- Submissions must be original and unpublished
- Fiction or nonfiction accepted
- Submissions should be typed using a 12pt font.
- Entries must be in good taste, easy to read, use proper grammar and punctuation, and correct spelling
- Entries must be in .doc or .docs format and must not include your name or any other identifying details. Your personal information should only be entered in the required fields on the submission form.
- Entries must be submitted through the online form by 11:59pm on October 1, 2022. Emailed or mailed entries will not be accepted.
- To view the Judging Rubric, please click here.
$50 Visa gift card to the winner of each age group
Thank you to everyone to participated in the 2021 Short Story Writing Contest! Over 60 submissions were reviewed by our judges, and we're excited to share the winning entries and several honorable mentions!
Adult Winning Story
"Coffeehouse Captivation" by Heather Clawson
Teen Winning Story
"The White Cat" by Allison Foster
Kids Winning Story
"The Journey Home" by Emma Bright