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KW short story contest

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To help foster creativity among Waterloo Region's youths during this current crisis, and to raise money for the Region of Waterloo Foodbank, I’m running a SHORT STORY CONTEST, aimed at kids 16 and under. Great prizes as well as exciting recognition of your literary achievements!


There are 2 categories:

  • kIds 11 and under

  • 12-16 year-olds




  • Stories must be no longer than 750 words.  We’re strict about this!

  • Limit of one entry per person. Entrants must live in the Kitchener-Waterloo region

  • Entry fee: if you're able, a $3 or more donation to the Foodbank of Waterloo Region Please let me know how much you donated so we can tally how much we’ve raised for this great cause

  • Deadline: Thursday, April 2nd, 5pm

  • Stories to be submitted in MS Word document or PDF to:

  • Please use email subject heading: SHORT STORY CONTEST

  • Entrants must include their name, email address, phone number, address, and age.

  • The judges’ panel will be made up of local teachers and book lovers.

  • Winners’ names and stories will be published (with winners’ permission) on social media, as well as on my author website, and possibly elsewhere.  If winners would like, their stories can be broadcast aloud online by themselves or a reader of their choice!



11 and under category:  1st place: $50;   2nd place: $30;   3rd place: $20

12-16 year-olds category:  1st place: $75;  2nd place $40;   3rd place: $25


Winners will be announced on May 1st

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