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Tiny Stories Contest2019-09-16T10:06:36+00:00


For ages 13 and up with a valid GVPL library card. Contest runs September 16 to October 28, 2019.

Tiny Stories are really, really, really short stories – in this case, 420 characters, including every letter, space and punctuation mark. You might think the Tiny Stories idea is inspired by Twitter (140 characters), but here’s a fun fact: Facebook used to restrict status updates to 420 characters before they increased the limit to 60,000.

So, what we’re looking for from you is a short story that’s the length of the original Facebook status update.

Official rules.


  • 14 winners will each receive a $30.00 gift certificate from a local bookstore

2018 Winners

Read the winning entries from our 2018 contest.

Contest Reception

Join us to celebrate writers who participated in the Tiny Stories Contest. Winners will read aloud from their works, receive their prizes and be celebrated.

Register today.

Submit your Tiny Story

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“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger