Would you like a chance to share your original story or poem with the world? If so, enter the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Teen Creative Writing Contest! All topics and ideas are welcome. A team of judges will choose three winners to receive a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble. All authors who submit acceptable entries will get to see their writing in the Akron-Summit County Public Library Creative Writing Contest Collection.*
All Entries must be the original work of the submitter.
Submitters must be in grades 6-12 in the 2022-2023 school year.
There is a limit of three entries per submitter.
Entries are due by February 25, 2023.
Entries should be no longer than 20 pages.
All works longer than two pages must be typed in a Microsoft Word or Google document and submitted electronically via email or the Akron Library website. (When using Google Docs, please give the library staff permission to view your work.)
All hand-written entries must be printed and legible.
All entries will be included in the Akron-Summit County Public Library Creative Writing Contest Collection at the discretion of library staff. Each submitter with an acceptable entry will receive a complimentary copy in a digital flip book. Entries will not be returned, so make a copy!
Three entries will be selected as “Judges Choice” award winners. These authors will receive a $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.
All paper and electronic entries must contain the information on the submission form below.
* It usually takes several weeks for all of the entries to be typed, edited, and put into the collection.
Choose from one of the following submission options:
Download, print & fill out our entry submission form and turn your entry in at any of our branch library locations or the Teen Department at the Main Library.
Download, print & fill out our entry submission form and mail your entry to:
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Attn: Susan Russ, Children’s Library and Teen Division
60 S. High Street
Akron, Ohio 44326