2018 Northern Narratives Writing Project for Teens & Adults
Ready. Set. Write. The Fargo Public Library is seeking submissions for our 2nd annual winter writing project for adults and teens. This project aims to inspire local writers and to serve as a community heirloom.
Selected submissions will be included in our North Dakota Collection. Submissions will be accepted Jan. 8 – March 4, 2018. Material selected for publication will be announced and printed in late spring. All submissions must be original, unpublished, proofread, and edited works. The selection committee reserves the right to withhold publication at their discretion. See the guidelines, rules, and information for the 2018 Northern Narratives Writing Project here.
A sample, editable page template is available here for participants to make sure their writing piece fits within the required page formatting.
In addition, participants can view and print a chart of basic standards for the 2018 Northern Narratives writing project here.
Chosen selections shall be subject to “first rights” copyright. Any future publication, unrelated to the Fargo Public Library, shall require appropriate attribution. The program is open to adults and teens, ages 13 years and older.
Fiction Short Stories: 2,000 – 6,000 words
Essays: 1,000 – 2,000 words
Poems: less than 750 words
Submit Your Writing Selections to the 2018 Northern Narratives Project
Ready to submit your writing pieces to the 2018 project? You can do that here: Northern Narratives submission form.
Need some inspiration? The library can help you with that. Check the Fargo Public Library’s catalog for these and other resources and get writing.
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry (Adult Nonfiction)
On Writing by Eudora Welty (Adult Nonfiction)
You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between by Lee Gutkind (Adult Nonfiction)
Need some additional help with your writing project? We are hosting two open writing sessions to assist you.
Northern Narratives Open Writing Sessions
Calling all writers! This winter the library will be hosting two open writing sessions for area authors. No matter what draft you're on, drop in at anytime during the session to get help with writing, editing, and formatting. For those interested in submitting to the second annual Northern Narratives journal published by the library, assistance will be available for scheduling and guidelines. Whether you prefer laptops or pens, please bring all the tools you require. No pre-registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.
Tuesday, Jan. 23 – Main Library from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17 – Dr. James Carlson Library, from 1 to 4 p.m.