We have a few opportunities for people ages 6+ to share their creativity. We are hard at work preparing our second Youth Issue but accept submissions on a rolling basis for future issues.
Currently, we are looking for content from ages 13+ for our regular issue:
1,000 words or less, any genre: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, song lyrics, plays, essays, short stories, flash fiction, etc…
FALL-themed submissions, particularly ones that deal with the beauty of nature and the metaphor of loss.
A great poet once said fall is “a beautiful death.”
Deadline: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Osterhout Free Library
Attn: Word Fountain Editors
71 S. Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
For our next youth issue:
Have your art on the cover of our next Word Fountain issue!
Contest and submission open to children ages 6-12
Design must be no larger than 8 x 10 inches
Images copy better if drawn with bold lines, black ink on white paper
Works must be ORIGINAL, created by you!
The winning piece will be featured as the cover of our next Youth Issue
We are also looking for content—writing and line art drawings for the next issue.
1,000 words or less, any genre. Drawing guidelines same as above. Please note: Submission DOES NOT guarantee publication, but all entries are carefully considered.
Your work will ONLY be returned if you enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
With your submission, please include slip with complete information below:
Name: Age: Home Phone:
Guardian’s Signature: ________________________________________________________________
By signing, you are agreeing to allow us to post your work in print or online.
Please return this signed slip with your submission to the address listed above.
Thanks for your support! We still have plenty of copies of our Flood Issue; these can be obtained from the Osterhout Free Library and its branches. Please contact us using the information above. We ask for a minimum of $5 per copy. These funds, via the Luzerne Foundation, will benefit local flood victims.