The Woman’s Club announces its 2018 Youth Poetry and Short Story Contest. All aspiring student poets and authors from kindergarten through high school are invited to enter. Poetry entries may be any style with a  minimum length of eight lines and a maximum length of  30 lines. Short stories are limited to 2,000 words.  Entries must be type written, double spaced, with a minimum of one inch margins on one side of an eight inch by 10 inch paper.

A student may enter one short story and/or poem. The author’s name, address, email address if available, telephone number, student’s grade and school,  title of piece must be entered in the top right hand corner of each page.

All entries are judged on content, organization and form. Decision of the judges is final. Please submit material in duplicate to: The Woman ’s Club of Westfield, 314  Orenda Circle, Westfield, NJ 07090 post marked before Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Writing must be the original, unpublished  work of the author, written during the last year. Authors must be amateurs with earnings from writings not to exceed $500 annually.

Authors may want to keep a copy of their work as entries cannot be returned.