The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation is offering a $250 creative writing prize in a contest for high school students.
Library Lit ‘12 is open to all high school students who have a Newport Beach library card. Stories must be set in a library or feature a library-themed element, organizers said.
Stories may be up to 2,500 words, and the deadline is Sept. 1.
The first place winner will receive $250, and the winning manuscript will be published online and in The Bookmark, the Foundation’s quarterly publication.
Contest rules also state that manuscripts must include a cover page listing the author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title. Names should not appear anywhere else. A title page with no biographical information should follow. Pages must be numbered. Stories should be in MS Word format and emailed to tkeys @ newportbeachca dot gov.
Rules limit entries to one per person.