Write a story on a new beginning for SJCPL Writes

January 5, 2024 | By: Communications Staff

SJCPL Writes is the literary journal of the St. Joe County Public Library. We seek to reflect the experiences of the community in St. Joseph County by providing an inclusive space for teens and adults of all backgrounds to publish their works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art.  Previous digital publications of SJCPL Writes can be found through our catalog.

Submit your short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or art submissions in 2,000 words or less in English or Spanish to be considered for the 2024 publication of SJCPL Writes.  

Call for Submissions:

SJCPL Writes is accepting short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art submissions that follow the writing prompt.  Photography will not be accepted.  Content should be appropriate for all ages.  Adults and teens (ages 12+) may send 1-2 submissions with the following criteria: 

  • Microsoft Word document or Google doc
  • 12-point Arial font, single spaced, with line breaks between paragraphs 
  • English or Spanish language
  • 2,000 words maximum for prose
  • 300 dpi maximum for digital art 

Please include your full name and your email address with your submission to sjcplwrites@sjcpl.org by January 31, 2024.

The Editorial Board for SJCPL Writes will meet in early February, review submissions, and notify authors about their submission status.  Accepted submissions will be compiled into print and digital publications by late March.

Writing Prompt:

Write a story centered around beginning anew, rebirth, or transformation.  The change in your story might revolve around a person, a place, a thing, or even time itself.

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