Library’s Writing Contest Offers Cash Prizes for Winners

The Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries is sponsoring the 36th Annual Creative Writing Contest open to any person 18 years or older who lives, works, attends school in Tulsa County or has a nonresident Tulsa City-County Library card. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 31, 2013.

Submissions of unpublished original text are welcomed in these categories:
Poetry – with a 400-word limit
Informal Essay – with a 5,000-word limit
Children’s Fiction – with a 3,000-word limit
Short Story – with a 5,000-word limit

A $100 cash prize plus a book and certificate are awarded to the best works in each category. Second-place winners receive a $50 cash prize plus a book and a certificate. Certificates are awarded to those receiving honorable mention. Individuals may submit one entry per category. Each entry must have a separate entry form and a $6 entry fee.
All winners and participants are invited to the awards ceremony in April at Central Library, Fourth Street and Denver Avenue. Winners from each category will have the opportunity to read a short selection from his or her winning entry.

Entry forms are available at all locations or online at

Updated 01-27-2013

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