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Teen Fiction Contest Accepting Entries

2017contestCreative teens with a story to tell are encouraged to enter the Dayton Metro Library’s Teen Fiction Contest now through February 17, 2017. The contest is open to teens in grades 7 through 12 who reside in Montgomery County.

Teens can enter in one of three categories: Flash Fiction for stories of under 500 words, General Fiction for stories of 500-2,000 words, and Fan Fiction (up to 2,000 words).

Winners will be chosen in two age categories: Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12. First place receives $100, second place $75 and third place $50 in each category, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. An awards ceremony is scheduled for March 18.

“I’m eager to see the stories teens write,” said Steve Moser, Teen Services Coordinator at the Library. “There is so much creativity and imagination out there among our teens.”

Entries must be typed, and only one entry per person can be submitted. Drop off entries at any Dayton Metro Library location and include a completed entry form, available here. Stories can be emailed as attachments (Word documents) to

For more information, email or call (937) 463-BOOK.


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