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Through the Woods - Step into the Unknown

Between forget-me-not skies and the soft earth, there lies a seemingly never-ending wood. Full of whispers and secrets, hidden cottages and enchantment, folklore around campfires, and late-night stargazing – what will you find within the trees? Will you wander off the path, losing yourself in the process? Will you find a new world you never could have imagined? Or will you encounter the dark shadows and haunts that seem ever-present under the glow of the full moon? The woods are simultaneously a place of fairytales and nightmares. You’re standing on the edge. So, do you dare take a journey through the woods?

From October 4 to October 29, 2021, take part in the Penn State Short Edition fall contest. Submit your short story or poem to have the chance to be published in our Penn State Short Story dispensers across the Commonwealth! Nothing is easier: read the rules below and submit your short story or poem. Our fall contest theme is: “THROUGH THE WOODS.” To be accepted, your short story or poem must be significantly tied to this theme and be vetted by our Short Edition Editorial Board.

Image of Libraries' new regional short story dispensers double Penn State writers' reach

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.

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

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.