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Kirkwood Public Library’s
2021 Teen Micro Fiction Writing Contest

Requirements for Entry:

  • Create a story that is 500 words or less
  • Ages 12-18 to enter
  • Please include your name, age, and phone number to contact in case you win
  • All submissions must be emailed to cbedley@kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org by April 16, 2021 at midnight


  • Top 3 Stories will be shared on our website for other teens to read
  • Grand Prize will receive an electronic Amazon gift card

Where to find help for research and writing:

Shanon Barton works in Youth Services at the Kirkwood Public Library. She started volunteering for KPL when she was in 7th grade and loves that she gets to work there as her “real adult job.” When not hanging out in the stacks at work, she can be found at home watching Netflix, eating pizza rolls, and planning themed events with friends. If you catch her with her nose in a book, it will most likely be a YA historical fiction novel with some sprinkling of supernatural or magical elements.