Tell a Tiny Story, with just 420 letters, and win

The Pemberton Library is running a wee little creative contest. And by wee, we mean tiny. A tiny story contest. All you have to work with is 420 characters. (That’s three tweets, for you professional microbloggers.)

Here are the details, from the Library.

The 420 Characters Tiny Story Contest: CALL FOR ENTRIES

Can you pack vivid descriptions, original characters and surprising plot twists into a narrative small enough to fit in a status update? We want to read your tiny stories!

Here’s the deal:
1) The story must be 420 characters or fewer – including spaces and punctuation
2) Up to three entries per author
3) Before entering our contest, read the guidelines at:

Pro Tip:

  • Click on the “word count” function in Microsoft Word to find your character count.
  • Do not count your title in your character count.


WITH GUEST JUDGES: Lisa Richardson & Katherine Fawcett


ADULT and YOUTH (Grades 10 to 12) PRIZES
1st: $50 gift – 2nd: $30 gift – 3rd: $20 gift cards for Armchair books.

Send entries & queries by email to: library@pemberton.bclibrary.

The winners and runners up for the adult contest category will be announced and awardedtheir prizes at the annual Wine & Cheese Fundraiser on November 25th, 2016. The winners and runners up for the Youth contest category will be announced and awarded their prizes at the Coffee House Evening with the date and time TBA.

This contest is open to all residents of Pemberton and Area C and Lil’wat Nation with the exception of library staff and board members. People in these categories may participate but will not qualify to win.

Questions? Call contest coordinator Valerie Fowler at 604-894-6916


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s