Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale Writing Contest!

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Rules:

  • Entries must be between 2,000 and 10,000 words

  • Stories must involve some theme from The Great Believers, (ex. set in Chicago, Paris, or Wisconsin, involve gay rights, involve family relationships, involve cults, etc.)

  • Entries must be received by September 25, 2019

  • Entries must be typed

Prizes:

  • Meet Rebecca Makkai at Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale VIP event at Ragdale on October 10

  • Personalized signed copy of The Great Believers

  • Have your story published on Lake Forest Library’s website

  • A Gift Card from Lake Forest Book Store (donated by Lake Forest Book Store)

  • A suite of books published by Lake Forest College Press—a mix of poetry, prose, and Chicago books (donated by Lake Forest College)

  • If the winner is high school aged: special admission to their choice of creative writing sessions in High School Arts Week 2020 (5-day intensive workshops in creative writing, visual arts, or performance) (donated by Ragdale)

  • If the winner is 18+, the winner (plus a guest) is invited to attend a “supper club” at Ragdale—an exclusive chance to spend an evening of studio visits, readings, and conversation around the Ragdale dinner table (donated by Ragdale)

UPLOAD TYPED STORIES AT LAKEFORESLIBRARY.ORG/LFRR-CONTEST BY SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

Winner will be announced October 1, 2019