Friends of Anderson Park is sponsoring its second annual short-story contest. Middle schoolers at all Montclair schools -- public, private, or home-schooled -- are eligible. Stories will be judged by professional authors. Winners will each receive $75 and be invited to a reading and reception at Watchung Booksellers in March.

CONTENT: Any genre, although language and subject matter should follow guidelines that apply in school. Anderson Park must play a role in the story. LENGTH: 500 to 2,500 words.

FORMAT: Typed, double-spaced, with numbered pages. The author's name, phone number, email, grade, and school name should be on every page. Address questions to andersonparkstory@gmail.com or Ann Evans at (201) 792-6892.

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DEADLINE: Midnight on February 15, 2020. Submit via email to AndersonParkStory@gmail.com.

VISIT: FriendsOfAndersonPark.com