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Calling Teen Writers!

The Just for Laughs Short Story Contest and Open Mic Night have been canceled. 


Short Story Writing Contest begins March 26 and ends April 23

Are you a comedy whiz? Do you like your stories silly? Here’s your chance to show off your hilarious ideas with our Just for Laughs Short Story Contest.

  • Open to grades 6-12.
  • Entries accepted March 26 through April 23.
  • Short stories must be 1,000 words or less, typed, and must include: name, grade, school, and contact information (personal telephone number or email address).
  • Items not conforming to rules will be disqualified.
  • Entries may be brought to the Nancy Carson Library or emailed (PDF or .doc/.docx only please) to
  • Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. during our Open Mic Ceremony.

Winners will read their stories and then the floor will be open for others to share their stories.

The winners will receive gift certificates from Amazon:

  • 1st Place: $50
  • 2nd Place: $25
  • 3rd Place: $10

Refreshments will be served during the Open Mic Ceremony on May 5.

Go ahead! Make us laugh!

Writing Skills Packet (PDF)