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The Klamath County Library is having another teen writing contest, seeking the best Valentine’s Day short stories with an Amazon gift card prize offered, according to a news release.

Entries are due by Saturday, Feb. 29 at midnight at the downtown Klamath Library. The winning story will receive a $20 Amazon gift card and have their story featured on the library’s website and Facebook page. Entries should be emailed to, use the subject line “Valentine’s Day Contest” and include name, age and phone number to reach entrants. Please include the short story in the body of the email itself and not as an attachment.

Rules for the short story contest include:

n Participants must be 12–18 years old to enter.

n Limit 1 story per person.

n Entries must be received by midnight on Saturday, Feb. 29. Winners will be notified via email and announced on the library’s Facebook page at

n Submissions have a 3,000 word maximum, and the story must have a title.

n Include the story in the body of the email itself. Email attachments such as Word files will not be opened.

n No photos or illustrations.

n Submitted stories must be the writer’s original work, and not previously published anywhere else.

n Judges reserve the right to disqualify any work deemed inappropriate or that possess culturally inaccurate and/or negatively stereotypical depictions.

n Judges are prioritizing content over style – we want your best ideas!

For more information call 541-882-8894 or visit the downtown Klamath County Library’s Youth Services desk. For previous writing contest winners, visit