NSL Reads

2018 poster

Join us for our 5th Annual Writing Competition! 

THEME: When Life Gives you Dragons...

We are looking for your original short story featuring DRAGONS! 

THEME: When life gives you dragons…

CATEGORIES: There are four categories based on the author’s age on September 7, 2018. Adults are not permitted to assist teens, preteens, or children with their submissions.

Adult (18 years or older)

Teen (14-to-17 years)

Preteen (10-to-13 years)

Child (9 years or younger)

PRIZES: Three prizes will be awarded in each age category:

First ($100.00 gift card to The King’s English Bookshop)

Second ($50.00 gift card to The King’s English Bookshop)

Third ($25.00 gift card to The King’s English Bookshop)


CONTACT INFORMATION: Include a cover page with your submission containing your name and age category, the title of your submission, the word count, and your contact information (mailing address, telephone number, and email address). Put the title and page number on each page of your submission. Don’t put your name on your submission. Manuscripts will not be returned.

WORD COUNT: Adult submissions may contain up to 3,000 words, teen submissions up to 2,000 words, preteen submissions up to 1,000 words, and child submissions up to 500 words.

FORMAT: Submissions should use 12 pt. font and be double spaced, except that preteen and child submissions may be handwritten. If submissions are emailed, they must be saved as a Word document or a PDF file.

DEADLINE: The deadline is Friday, September 7, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Submissions may be emailed to NSLLIVE@NSLCITY.ORG or hand-delivered/mailed to:

NSL Reads Annual Writing Competition

City Hall

10 E Center Street

North Salt Lake, UT 84054

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: Winners will be announced at the NSL Reads Night of Dragons, a free, family event on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 10 E Center Street, North Salt Lake, Utah. Participants are encouraged to invite their family and friends. For more info, visit NSLCITY.ORG and click “NSL Live” or email NSLLIVE@NSLCITY.ORG.

Images from our 2017 "Night of Magic"