City of Literature, Press-Citizen partner on holiday story contest

The City of Literature is partnering with the Iowa City Press-Citizen and the Iowa City Downtown District to find a story to publish in the paper’s Dec. 25 issue.

This continues a tradition that began three years ago, when the paper began publishing an original short piece of fiction on that morning. This year, the paper seeks a holiday-themed story from someone in the community.

Submissions will be accepted through Nov. 19. The winner will be selected by a panel assembled by the City of Literature, and the winning story will be published on the front page of the Press-Citizen on Dec. 25. The author will receive a $50 Downtown District gift card.

Other submissions may be published on the Press-Citizen website on Dec. 25.

The guidelines:

• In a Microsoft Word document, write a holiday-themed story no more than 1,700 words in length.

• Email the finished story to Include the words “holiday story” in the subject line.

• Be sure to include your name, phone number and the town you are from so we know how to contact you, if needed.

• The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Nov. 19.

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One Response to “City of Literature, Press-Citizen partner on holiday story contest”

  1. Mike Cervantes says:

    Hi, can inmates in the Iowa prisons submit stories?