Share Your Story

Everyone has a story...What's Yours?


Welcome to the Seepe Walters Short Story Contest.

Whether you're a writing pro or just looking to see what you can do - if you're in Grade 3-12 you're invited to share your story!
There are fantastic prizes to be won. So what are you waiting for? 
The contest is now open. (Original fiction only)

What You Need To Know

How long should my story be? 

  • Junior Division (grades 3-6): minimum 1 page, maximum 4 pages.  
  • Intermediate Division (grades 7-8): minimum 2 pages, maximum 8 pages. 
  • Senior Division (grades 9-12): minimum 3 pages, maximum 12 pages.

Does it have to be formatted a special way? 
Yes. All entries must be typed in 12-point font, double-spaced and submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word or Open Office document using the webform below. No PDFs please. 

Please note: if you are having difficulties submitting your story using the form below, please instead email it to 
Please ensure that the body of the email includes all the information required by the form below, including your acknowledgement of the content's rules, and that your story is attached in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .odf (open office).

When does the contest close? 
All entries must be submitted by Monday October 29, 2018 at midnight. 

How do I know if I've won? 
Authors of winning stories will be notified by email and/or phone in December.  There will be five winners from each category or 15 stories that will be recognized. 

Let's Celebrate!
The award ceremony will be held on Friday January 25, 2019, 6:00pm at the Lakeshore branch. Winners will receive award plaques, gift cards, and printed anthologies of the collected works. The best overall story will also win the Seepe Walters Award, a $100 cash grand prize. 

Looking for some inspiration?
Why not take a look at the anthologies from previous years. 


Ready to enter? 

Simply fill out the form below. 
Use Either an Email or Phone Number
By providing your email or phone number for your child, you, as parent/guardian are giving your child his/her permission to participate in the 2018 Seepe Walters Short Story Contest. I acknowledge that I may receive further communication from Innisfil Public Library regarding future events and contests.
Please ensure your story is in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .odf(open office).


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