YA Write! is BPL's (newly renamed) annual writing contest just for young adults. Enter your original short story for a chance to win a gift certificate for $100 at Metropolis Metrotown . Works will be judged by BPL Librarians, and one winner will be selected in each category: Younger Teens (grades 8 - 9), and Older Teens (grades 10-12). The winning stories will also be featured on the BPL Teens webpage.
This year's theme is a photo-prompt, called "The Bridge." Visit the program page for full details and photo.
Teens in grades 8 - 12 who have a valid Burnaby Public Library card.
Contest runs March 1st – April 30th.
- Each story must be an original work by the submitting author.
- Entrants must be in grades 8 – 12.
- Entrants must have a valid Burnaby Public Library card in their own name. Cards are free to residents of the Lower Mainland with picture ID and proof of address.
- Entrants can enter 2 stories maximum.
- Short stories must be no longer than 1,500 words and must have a title.
- Short stories must not have been published elsewhere.
- Entries will not be returned or critiqued. Please keep a copy of your work for yourself.
- By entering this contest, you acknowledge that Burnaby Public Library has permission to use your story online or in print if you are selected as a winner.
For submission guidelines and details on how to enter, please visit the program page for a full description of the contest.
Questions? Ask at any BPL information desk or contact Teen Librarians Rachel (604-297-4809) or Kelsey (604-297-4803) or email us.