Do you love to write? Do you have some extra time on your hands these days? Try your hand at writing a short story and enter the 4th Annual Bucks County Short Fiction Contest for a chance to win up to $200.

Elizabeth Luciano, the Bucks County Community College literature professor who launched the contest in 2017, says the competition is a unique opportunity for writers to have their voices heard.

“The college has long played an active role in nurturing the creative writing community, most notably through the Bucks County Poet Laureate and Bucks County High School Poet of the Year contests,” Luciano said. “This project adds to that synergy by encouraging fiction writers throughout the county.”

To Enter

To enter, you must be a Bucks County resident, 18 years of age or older and out of high school. Submit one story of up to 12 typewritten, double-spaced pages by noon Wednesday,October 21. Stories must be previously unpublished, including in online formats. Submit your entry online at www.bucks.edu/shortfictioncontest. Bucks County Community College employees (both full- and part-time) are not eligible.

Winners

The top three winners in the contest will receive honoraria of $200, $100, and $50, respectively. They will also be invited to read from their works in a live online celebration at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 18. The event will be streamed on the college’s YouTube channel.

 

The Bucks County Short-Fiction Contest is another way that Bucks County Community College contributes to the cultural heritage of the region. This event receives support from the college’s Language and Literature Department. For more information about the contest, contact Professor Elizabeth Luciano at [email protected] .

Young scribes should keep an eye out for information regarding the Bucks County High School Short-Fiction contest. Bucks County Community College will announce details in early 2021.

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