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McLean & Eakin Bookseller’s 18th Annual Short Story Contest begins Thurs., Feb. 16. The entry deadline is Fri., March 9.
Stories must be one thousand words or less. Entries over one thousand words will not be considered. Entries may be picked up at the store or accessed on-line.
This year’s challenge is to write a story based on the sentence “…the three blind___, see how they___.” Writers may fill in the blanks wherever their imagination leads them. Stories must include, or be based on the theme within the required sentence.
Writing divisions are grades: kindergarten–second; third-fifth; sixth-eighth; ninth-twelfth. First place in each division receives a $50 gift certificate, second, a $25 gift certificate and third, a $15 gift certificate. Grand Prize winner receives $100 in cash.
Winners are notified on Mon., March 19. The awards ceremony takes place at McLean & Eakin Bookseller’s at noon on Sat., March 24.
Petoskey, on Little Traverse Bay, is about 60 miles north of Traverse City on US-31.