The Ridgefield Library is not just for readers! We also serve numerous writers with workshops, networking groups and various occasions to share their work with the public. This summer we are offering special opportunities for writers of all ages to enter a pair of writing contests.
August 15th is the deadline for submissions by children going into Grades K-8 for our project with the Story Pirates. All entrants will receive a written response from the Story Pirates professionals, and selected stories will be dramatized by the troupe in a lively and entertaining performance on October 1st at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
Adults and teens (aged 15 and older) are invited to enter a separate contest, with a September 1st deadline. Submissions of up to 3,000 words are being accepted in five genre categories, including mystery/suspense, romance, historical fiction, science fiction/fantasy and general fiction. The only other requirement is that each story feature the Ridgefield Library in some way! Winners will be recognized at an event at the Library on October 1st.