Last updateTue, 26 Sep 2017 5pm


Summer Writing Project seeks next great author

The Santa Clara County Library District, which includes the Los Altos main and Woodland libraries, joined forces with JukePop Inc. and Black Hill Press to promote writing and reading through the Summer Writing Project.

A collaborative effort to identify up-and-coming literary talent, the Summer Writing Project provides aspiring authors the opportunity to create novellas (fictional narratives normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel) and submit them one chapter at a time for immediate quantitative and qualitative feedback from readers.

Writers are encouraged to submit chapters via jukepop.com through Sunday. All entries must follow JukePop’s criteria for submissions, outlined at jukepop.com/home/submissions.

Novellas should be 10,000-30,000 words long, though compelling characters and evocative content are deemed more important than word count.

Writers 18 and older are invited to submit their stories to the Summer Writing Project.

After the contest ends, Black Hill Press will select three novellas from submitted entries and publish them in a Summer Writing Project collection with cover artwork by artist Jeannie Phan. In addition, JukePop and Black Hill Press will promote contestants’ serial e-book works at public libraries throughout California.

For more information, visit sccl.org/Browse/eBooks-Downloads/Summer-Writing.

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