It has been fun and encouraging to see the number of submissions grow each year and the new categories that have been added since its launch, and we are excited to see how Joy of the Pen will continue to flourish this year as well.
Saturday, September 3, 2016, Topsham Public Library begins accepting submissions to this year’s Joy of the Pen. For those of you who may not have heard of Joy of the Pen, it is a free-to-enter annual writing competition sponsored by Topsham Public Library, The Cryer Online, The Friends of the Topsham Public Library, Just Write Books and the TPL Teen Room.
The categories are: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, Maine related nonfiction, and a teen category for writers aged 11-18 years old. For all the details and the application click here.