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Library to hold teen writing contest

Youth to showcase storylines



Youth in grades 7-12 will have a chance to showcase their best comic storylines in Fort Vancouver Regional Library District's 9th annual writing contest that seeks "stories that make you LOL (laugh out loud)."

The competition began Monday, Sept. 10.

The contest is open to all teens who live within, are homeschooled in, or attend school in the FVRL library district.

Submissions may be in the form of short stories, poetry, comic strips or other formats. Judging will focus on the word content of each submission. Entry forms are available at any FVRL library or bookmobile, and on the library's Web site at http://www.fvrl.org/teens/.

Entries must be 1,000 words or less and must be typed or clearly handwritten in English. They may be faxed to (360) 693-9475, turned in on disk or paper, or emailed as an attachment to teens@fvrl.org.

Entries will be accepted until closing on Friday, Oct. 5. Submissions are limited to one per person.

One winner and one runner-up will be chosen from each grade level. Winners will be announced at comedy-movie celebration parties, to be held at Three Creeks Community Library on Friday, Oct. 19, and at White Salmon Valley Community Library on Saturday, Oct 20.

Winning writers and their school libraries will receive bound copies of the winning entries. Published text may be edited for spelling and grammar.



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