If you're between the ages of 5 and 12 ... it's time to write a story!

The 22nd Annual Young Writers Contest is brought to you by the Reading Reptile Bookstore, the Kansas City Public Library, and the Johnson County Library. If you're between the ages of 5 and 12 and you have a story in your heart, we want to see it!

Print out the entry form, attach it to your story, and drop off at any branch of the Library or at the Reading Reptile Bookstore by January 28, 2015.

Stories will be judged by a panel of nationally published children's book authors and illustrators! A reception for all contestants will be held at the Truman Forum at the Plaza Library on Friday, February 20, 2015 and the winning stories will be presented.

Individual and classroom submissions are welcome so get started writing!

Click here to download the entry form!