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73 Words in the 732 Competition

73 Words in the 732 Competition

Posted March 21, 2022

Your submission for our annual short story contest in celebration of National Short Story Month has been extended to May 31st!
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 The “73 Words in the 732” contest seeks original short stories that contain seventy-three words or fewer. Stories can be on any theme or topic, and a panel of library staff will select the best short stories, which will appear on the library’s website.

“We are excited to receive this year’s submissions.” says Melissa Hozik, Adult Programming Librarian. “As Shakespeare wrote, ‘Brevity is the soul of wit,’ and this writing challenge of challenge of 73 words has created so many beautiful short stories from local writers.”

 All ages are welcome to participate and East Brunswick residency is not required. Contributors must submit their stories online through the library’s website at www.ebpl.org by May 31st (this date has been extended).

Submit your short story here.