Washington County Free Library has announced its annual Poetry and Short Story Writing Contest is under way.
The contest includes five age divisions: children in grades two and three; grades four and five; grades six to eight; grades nine to 12; and adult.
Entrants must be a resident of Washington County, or have a valid Washington County Free Library Card.
Writers may enter up to two poems and one short story. Short stories can be up to five pages long. All entries must be original work and can be on any topic.
All entries must include author name, age division, address, phone number and email if available.
No email submissions will be accepted. Remember to keep a copy of your work. Originals will not be returned. There will be first- and second-place winners and an honorable mention for each division.
Winners will be honored at a dinner reception in May.
Entries can be submitted through March 15 to any county library branch, or they can be mailed to: Poetry and Short Story Writing Contest, Attn: Patricia Wishard, Washington County Free Library, 101 Tandy Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Mailed entries must be postmarked by March 15.
For more information, call Mr. Jeff at 301-791-5169.