The Guelph Public Library Teen Writing Contest Is Now Open

The Guelph Public Library's annual "It's All Write" Teen Writing Contest and "Judge a Book by Its Cover" Image Contest are now open for submissions until 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 14.

Write a short story on any topic in 1,500 words or less and send it to There are three age categories: Grades 7 and 8, Grades 9 and 10, and Grades 11 and 12. The winners in each category will receive a downtown Guelph gift certificate and have their work published in the ETCH Anthology of short stories to be launched and sold in June.

Or put your artistic talents to good use and design a book cover for the ETCH Anthology.  The sky's the limit - paintings, drawings, photographs, digital art. The winning cover will be featured on the anthology and will win a downtown Guelph gift certificate.  Submit your entry to or in person to any library location.  Grades 7 and up.