Dragons, royalty, elves, trolls, and fractured fairy tales
galore! Tweens and teens, try your hand at writing a fantasy or fractured fairy tale for our Fantastical
Flash Fiction Contest. For tweens and teens ages 10-18. Submissions are open from June 7-28, 2020
2020 Tween & Teen Fantastical Flash Fiction Contest
Official Contest Rules
contest begins at 9:00 a.m. MST on June 7, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m.
MST on June 28, 2020. Winners will be notified by July 17, 2020.
must be ages 10-18.
must live in the Poudre River Public Library District service boundary
may submit one (1) entry.
must be minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1000 words in length and must
be appropriate for a PG audience.
must include a title, the author’s name, and grade.
must be your own original work
your flash fiction story using the Library District’s contest submission
portal at any time during the entry period. Late or corrupt entries will
not be accepted.
entries must be submitted as a .doc file sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You must include your name, title, age, and phone number in the body of the email.
By submitting an entry, you agree that the content is your
original work and you accept all responsibility and liability if you submit
someone else’s work.
CRITERIA AND AWARDS
entries will be archived and accessible to the public on Poudre River
Public Library District’s website as an ebook. At no point is authorship
submission of your entry to the Contest, you grant to Poudre River Public
Library District the non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, no-cost
license and right to use your entry in any medium and for promotional
purposes including, but not limited to, merchandising, advertising,
marketing, and digital communications.
will be chosen by a select panel of judges. Any ties will be broken by
the judges and their decision is final.
will be judged based on the following criteria: Does the story fit the
contest requirements? Does the story fit the theme of the contest? Is the
story creative in its subject matter or view? Does the story stand out
from the crowd? Does the story have unintended grammatical flaws that
detract from the story?
in the form of Barnes and Noble gift cards, will be awarded in three age
categories: Ages 10-12, Ages 13-15, and Ages 16-18. First place in each
category receives $40 Barnes and Noble gift card; second place receives
$30; and third place receives $20.
stories will be announced and all stories will be shared virtually during our 60 Second Story Slam on July 31, 2020 beginning at 6 p.m. Recommended for ages 10 and
older. Registration required to receive invitation to attend.
Poudre River Public Library
District reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest, and cancel or
refuse any entry or any individual winning the Contest.