EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—While everyone is working from home or distance learning, the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) is still holding programming. The library is holding the annual short story contest.


The “73 Words in the 732” short story contest seeking original short stories that contain seventy-three words or fewer. Whether the inspiration is about current events or fantastical creatures, there is no set theme or topic. A panel of library staff will select the best short stories, which will appear on the library’s website.


“The town’s response to this annual event has been amazing,” said Paul Kibala, Adult Services Librarian. “It’s the perfect way to celebrate the power of stories.”


All ages are welcome to participate. Contributors can submit their stories online through the library’s website at www.ebpl.org through May 26.