The second annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest kicked off September 3. Organizers have added a third age category to the contest, for writers 11 years and under. The two other age groups are 12-17 and 18 and up.
Stories must be 3,000 words or less. The entry deadline is November 20, 2013. The entry fee is $10 for adults; children 17 and under are free. The contest is open to Michigan residents only and all entries must be submitted online. A public vote will decide the winner of the Readers’ Choice award; a panel of judges will pick the Judges’ Choice award recipient. A public and panel vote will whittle down the contest to the top ten semi-finalists. The winner in each age category will take home a $250 cash prize.