Island Books announces fiction contest in honor of 40th anniversary

Mercer Island's own book store, Island Books, will soon be celebrating its 40th anniversary on the Island. In honor of the milestone, the store will be hosting a fiction contest.

There are no topical restrictions, but entries are limited to 1,000 words of short fiction and one submission per person.

The contest will have three winners, one in each of the age categories. The age groups are broken down by adult, anyone 18 and older, teens 13 to 17, and kids 12 and under. Winners will earn a $50 Island Book gift certificate.

Submissions must be entered by 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, and can be sent to with the subject line "The Short Version." Submissions can also be dropped off at the store.

Winners will be announced on or before March 31, and winning stories will be published.

To learn more, visit the Island Books website.

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