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Star Wars Flash Fiction Contest


Contest Information

Star Wars fans, time to get inspired! The Fall River Public Library is holding a STAR WARS FLASH FICTION CONTEST, and the deadline is April 21st! Winners will be invited to read their work at the library's STAR WARS DAY on May 3, 2017.

Flash fiction is a form of short story that is no more than 1,000 words long. Although brief, flash fiction is a complete story, not an excerpt.

Stories will be considered in three categories: Adult (21+), Young Adult (13-20), and Kids (12 and younger). Stories must be 1,000 words or fewer and must take place in the STAR WARS universe. Prizes will be awarded in all categories, and the winners will be invited to read at the library’s Star Wars Day event. They will also have their stories featured on the library’s web site.

Get your writing hats on, because the deadline is coming soon. All stories must be submitted (by email or in person) by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Contest Rules & Guidelines

-All stories must be flash fiction: 1,000 words maximum. Stories over the word limit will not be considered.
-Stories must take place in the Star Wars universe and use Star Wars characters. New characters and twists may be added as long as they have a Star Wars connection.
-Stories must be original work based on the existing Star Wars canon and must be appropriate for an audience of all ages.
-Stories should be emailed to frweb@sailsinc.org in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. Text should be double-spaced and in a plain, readable font like Arial or Times Roman. Stories may also be pasted into the body of the email. Stories can also be submitted in person by dropping off printed copies (typed, double-spaced, plain font) at the Children's or Reference department. Sorry, we cannot accept handwritten stories.
-Stories must be submitted by FRIDAY, APRIL 21st at 5 p.m. Stories submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

WINNERS/PRIZES:
-Winners will be chosen in three categories:
ADULT: Age 21+
TEEN/YOUNG ADULT: Ages 13-20
KIDS: Ages 12 and younger
-Winners will be notified before the Star Wars Day event
-Star Wars-related prizes and certificates will be awarded at the Fall River Library STAR WARS DAY on May 3, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
-Winners are invited to read their work at the event
-Winning stories will be featured on the Fall River Public Library web site and may be shared on social media. Writers who enter the contest authorize publication of their work and allow their names to be shared in related publicity.

Star Wars Day

May the Fourth--er, May the Third be with you! Join the library in celebrating the epic science fiction classic, Star Wars, with a Star Wars Day event for all ages on May 3, 2017, from 6-7:30 p.m. Meet some of the most beloved (and despised!) characters ever to appear on screen, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Kylo Ren and more! The evening will feature a Star Wars Trivia contest, crafts, activities, the winners of the Star Wars Flash Fiction Contest, and more. Attend dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and you could win a prize!