25th Annual Spring Writing Contest


Questions? Please contact us! You can also reach us at 413-534-7307 during regular store hours.

This year’s prompt:
You receive a secret message! It could be washed up in a bottle, slipped under your bedroom door, written in the sky, or delivered to you in some other mysterious way. What does it say and what happens next?
 
The entries will be judged on the originality of the story, the creativity of the idea, and quality of writing, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
 
Children in Grades 1-5 are eligible and encouraged to enter. An entry form must be attached to each submission. Contact details for the child’s parent or guardian must be provided so we can easily contact the winners. 
 
The deadline for entries is 7:00 PM on Friday, April 26th. Winners will be notified by Friday, May 3rd in time for the Awards Ceremony at 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 16th, at the Odyssey Bookshop. We will award prizes to the winners, who will be invited to read their stories aloud at the ceremony.
 
Please see the files below to download the Writing Contest informational sheet and extra entry forms, both of which you can also find at the Odyssey! If you have any questions, please email web@odysseybks.com or call 413-534-7307 and ask for Kinsey.