"Unleash Your Story" Short Story Contest (October 1st-October 31st)


Unleash your story, by showing off your creative writing skills in the Fresno County Public Library short story contest! Channel your imagination into an original short story, for a chance to win some cool prizes. Set your imagination free and submit a short story on any topic you choose.

How to Unleash your story

•Write your story in any word processing program
•Fill out the submission form and upload your file.
•Submit your story!

Prizes

1st Prize - Samsung - Galaxy Tab E Lite 10" 16GB
2nd Prize – Samsung - Galaxy Tab E Lite 8" 16GB
3rd Prize – FCPL Prize Pack (journal, pens, an FCPL bag, and a book)

The "Fine Print" (a.k.a. Rules)

• Writers may submit one story per person
• Stories must be written by only one writer.
• Writers must be between ages 13-18.
• Previously submitted or published stories will not be accepted.
• Stories must be 1000-1500 words total.
• All stories will be published on Fresno County Public Library’s Biblioboard site.
• Documents should be named according to the story title. Do not include your name is the file name.
• Stories must be written in English or Spanish.
• Stories may not be copied, in whole or in part, from any other sources.
• Winners will be announced on the FCPL Teen Blog and the library’s social media in late November. Winners will be notified via email.
• FCPL cannot switch versions of your story if you revise it after submission.
• All entries will be judged on the basis of content, originality and quality of expression. Judges’ decisions are to be considered final.
• Judges will not provide written critique of entries.
• All entries are anonymous when given to the judges.
• All entries are judged on the basis of content, originality and quality of expression. Judges’ decisions are final. Judges will not provide written critique of entries.
• To be eligible, contest entries must be submitted October 1st-October 31st.


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