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April 8-14 is National Library Week. Which means it’s time to talk about libraries–and to run a contest!
This year, I want to hear about the thrills that you have discovered in a library’s stacks.
What have you found in a library that opened a door, or gave you a skill, or changed your life? Libraries are life-changing places in general, yes, but sometimes it’s a specific thing that reaches out and grabs you—a book, a person, an idea, a scribbled memo stuck in the back of a book. Write a short description of what it was that you found and how it affected you, and send it to me by April 15th. If you prefer, it can be a poem, or a scanned piece of art, or even ever-so-slightly fictional, just so it has to do with Thrills in the Stacks. However you choose to express yourself, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prizes are three copies of the new Pirate King paperback (which includes the novella Beekeeping for Beginners)—or more than three if there are a lot of great submissions and I can’t make up my mind. Winners will be announced by April 30.
In addition to your submission, I’ll also need:
The name you prefer to have used online, if different
Your permission to post your work online
An email address