Creative Writing Contest at the Libraries

image of distorted facesTemple University Libraries invites all Temple students, faculty, and staff to participate in a creative writing contest to commemorate the new Charles Library and the launch of our Short Edition story dispenser.

The theme of the contest is transformation, and submissions must be short stories or poems of less than 8,000 characters, spaces included.

You may have already seen the Free Library’s short story dispensers around Philadelphia, and we are excited to debut Temple’s first dispenser in the Student Center this April. We hope you will join us in celebrating short fiction and poetry across campus.

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*Cash prizes*

Submissions open: January 14–March 8