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Future authors, now is your chance – The Awesome Authors writing contest is back! 

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Jan 10, 2023

Do you love to write, draw, tell stories and play with words? Do you dream of becoming a published author someday? If you answered yes and are between the ages of 9 and 18, then the Awesome Authors contest is for you! From January 10 to February 24, you will have the chance to submit a piece of writing in English and/or French in the following categories: poetry, short story, comic/graphic novel, poésie, nouvelle, bande dessinée. 

Why participate! 

By entering the contest, you’ll get a chance to win cash prizes and have your piece of writing published in an anthology called Pot-pourri. Each participant will automatically be entered in a draw to win a $25 gift certificate from Librairie du Soleil or Octopus Books. One entry per participant.  

Submit your piece of writing!  

You have until February 24 to submit your piece of writing. Don’t miss your chance to win! To enter the contest, fill out the online submission form. You can submit a piece of writing in each of the categories and can win multiple prizes.   

 Creative writing workshops  

You will also benefit from free online and in-person workshops given by our judges, all renowned local authors and literary professionals. They will help you maximize your talent and creativity as a writer. Spaces are limited, so check the list of available workshops and reserve your spot today!  

This contest is made possible by generous financial support from the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA). Start your career as a writer today! Check out the Awesome Authors webpage for more information about the contest.


The most boring book on earth(By:Stella Nloga)

this is a book about a girl of 11 who heard that there was a new book at the library. She gets the book and she finds out that it was the most boring book in the world! (There will also be a french version of this book if anyone is only familiar with french.)