The Library Store Saturday opened submissions for its sixth annual Matchbook Story Contest, a problem to suit a narrative inside a e-book of matches.
Submissions are open till Nov. 15. The profitable quick story, as in 12 months’s previous, might be printed on a limited-edition matchbook out there for buy on the Library Store.
“Libraries are a spot the place creativity and creativeness are nurtured, and this annual contest gives a chance for everybody to indicate their artistic aspect,” stated Scott Ehrig-Burgess, supervisor of the Library Store and public engagement supervisor for the Library Basis SD. “This annual custom for library patrons has develop into one of the crucial common applications prior to now few years. And even higher, it straight helps different applications in any respect 36 San Diego Public Library branches. It’s a good way for the neighborhood to get entangled and assist their native library.”
For the previous 5 years, the Library Store has obtained greater than 1,100 quick story entries for its Matchbook Story Contest, San Diego’s shortest quick story contest. Every entry will value the standard $5 charge. This 12 months, every entry will quadruple its affect because of a $5,000 matching reward donation from longtime supporter and Basis Trustee Judith Wenker in celebration of the Library Basis SD’s twentieth anniversary.
Yearly, the winner receives a $50 Library Store reward card and their story is printed on 2,000 matchbooks out there for buy on the Library Store, printed within the Library Connections e-newsletter and put in as a part of the Tiny Ebook Show within the Hervey Household Uncommon Ebook Room on the San Diego Central Library.
Final 12 months’s profitable entry was penned by Sarah Hilliard: ” `Think about your self as a frog on a lily pad,’ the soothing voice murmurs in my ear. Obediently, I image it: Slimy and chilly, I’m adrift in a polluted pond. A heron’s deadly beak looms. My legs put together to leap however it’s too late. I delete the meditation app.”
The winner might be introduced Dec. 8 on the Third Annual Shorties, a hybrid awards gala celebrating excellent contest entries.
For extra info and to submit tales, go to www.libraryshopsd.org/shortstory.
–Metropolis Information Service