O’FALLON – Four local authors are celebrating after being named the winners of the O’Fallon Public Library’s first Adult Writing Contest. The categories for the pieces were Best Poem, Best Essay, Best Short Story, and Best In Show.
Pieces had to be original and unpublished, and had to adhere to length requirements. Each piece was judged by a panel of four anonymous judges. There were 80 entries total into the contest.
“I was surprised by the number of entries. It turned out to be a manageable number. A part of my brain was afraid we’d get swamped with hundreds of entries, and another part was afraid we would get very few. The 80 or so we received turned out to be just right,” said Ryan Johnson, Assistant Director.