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Come One, Come All to our Spring Writing Contest

“A Night at the Circus” contest is open for submissions Monday, March 1, through Friday, April 2. Qualifying lengths are as follows: Short-story submissions should not exceed 8,000 characters, including spaces; and poetry submissions should not exceed 6,000 characters.
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Announcing "The Witching Hour" contest winners

The winning writers of Penn State University Libraries Short Stories’ “Witching Hour” fall 2020 contest have been announced. Representing six Penn State campuses, the latest writing contest challenged students, faculty and staff across the commonwealth to unleash their best original short stories or poetry on the "witching hour" theme.
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Libraries' new regional short story dispensers double Penn State writers' reach

Penn State University Libraries’ Short Edition short story dispensers are now at five of its Commonwealth Campus library locations, including, John D. Vairo Library at Penn State Brandywine, Penn State Harrisburg Library, Berks Thun Library and John M. Lilley Library at Penn State Behrend. With its placement this semester of five additional short story dispensers, the University Libraries now has 10 short story dispensers University-wide, including one with community partner Schlow Centre Region Library, making it both the first and largest university partner with Short Edition worldwide.

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Libraries' Short Edition partnership with Schlow grows to welcome local writers

Penn State University Libraries’ partnership with Schlow Centre Region Library in downtown State College will expand starting Nov. 1, when its Short Edition short story reading collaboration is extended to local-resident writers.

Centre County writers of original short fiction and poetry will be able to submit their creative works through the Libraries Short Stories website, psu.short-edition.com. Their submissions also may be considered for distribution through the Libraries’ four Short Edition short story dispensers on Penn State’s University Park campus, as well as its fifth dispenser in Schlow Library’s adult services department.