Budding and experienced Geneva writers can once again share their original work through the Geneva Write Now short story contest.
The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s second annual contest is open to adults and students in middle school and high school. There is no specific theme, but mentioning Geneva in the storyline is required. Family-friendly fiction or creative nonfiction stories with a maximum 1,200 words will be accepted.
Writers can submit entries through 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28 on the City’s website or mail a typed hard copy to: City of Geneva, Cultural Arts Commission, 22 S. First St., Geneva, IL 60134. The City’s Cultural Arts Commission will review the submissions, and a panel of local literary experts will choose the winners in late March. The contest is limited to the first 100 entries received.
Geneva Chamber of Commerce gift certificates totaling $1,000 will be awarded to the top three winners in each age category. The winning stories also will be published on the City’s website and highlighted on social media. Full contest details can be found online.
Questions can be directed to Cate Tracy, the City’s Business Development Analyst and Cultural Arts Commission liaison, via email.