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The Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries invites local wordsmiths to enter the 35th Annual Adult Creative Writing Contest for a chance to win cash for their snappy sonnets and enlightening essays.

The Friends group sponsors the annual contest to give unpublished authors an outlet for their writing.   The contest is open to any person 18 years or older who lives, works, attends school in Tulsa County or has a nonresident TCCL library card.  The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 31, 2012.

Submissions of unpublished original text are welcomed in these categories:

Poetry – with a 400-word limit

Informal Essay – with a 5,000-word limit

Children’s Fiction – with a 3,000-word limit

Short Story – with a 5,000-word limit
A $100 cash prize…

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