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Posted on: February 8, 2018

CantonWrites 2018 Starts NOW!


CantonWrites, is once again inviting everyone in Canton to sharpen their pencils, dust off their typewriters, or boot up their word processors and become the authors they are meant to be.  Authors enter in one of four categories:  elementary school, middle school, high school, and adult. 

Rules.  Authors must live in Canton and may submit a short story, poem, or non-fiction/memoir, but no more than one entry in each format.    No entry may exceed one thousand words.  Entries MUST be submitted via email to by April 2, 2018, along with a submission form available here.   Every entry must have a Title.   Authors should NOT put their name or any other identifying information on the entry itself, only on the submission form along with the entry title.    Entries will be anonymously judged by a panel of independent educators and authors.

Participants who give permission on their submission form will be published in the Canton Writes 2018 print edition which will be available for purchase, and at a special price to authors. 

First, Second and Third place prizes will be awarded in the short story or poetry categories for each age group.  Three winners will be selected from the non-fiction category, with age category a consideration.  Winners will be notified by email and announced in the Canton Citizen on April 20. All winners will have the opportunity to read their work to the audience on the awards night on April 26 at 7:00pm in the Library’s Community Room.  

CantonWrites is sponsored by Friends of the Canton Public Library, and the Canton Citizen.

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