Writing Contest


Snug Books, LLC aims to foment reading, writing, and learning in North East Baltimore and Maryland. The Snug Books writing contest aims to encourage and showcase emerging writers in our community.


The contest will be divided into two groups, children and adults. 15 and under qualify for the Child category. 16-18 year olds may choose to enter either category but not both. 19 and above qualify for the Adult category.


The Snug Books Writing contest prize will be awarded for the best work of unpublished fiction short story 250 words minimum-2,000 words max.


The competition is free to enter and open to any Maryland resident. People under 18 need parent/guardian approval as part of their application.


The application will open for online submissions on March 1, 2022, at snugbooks.com. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. If you do not have access to the internet, you can stop by the Snug Books store to pick up a contest application.


Application Deadline: 6pm EST, Sunday, May 1st, 2022. Our panel of judges will review submissions in May. We will notify all contestants of our selections on or before May 20, 2022.


Writing Prompt: Home, Baltimore.


Format: Fictional Short Story.


Prizes are as follows: 1st Through 3rd Place Prizes will be awarded for both the Adult and Child categories.

  • 1st Prize: $50 Snug Books Gift Card and publication in the summer (July/August) Issue of the Snug Books Print Newsletter, eNewsletter, and on the Website. Children under 10 years old will also receive a 12-month membership to Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

  • 2nd Prize: $25 Snug Books Gift Card and an Honorable Mention in the summer (July/August) Issue of the Snug Books Newsletter, eNewsletter, and on the Website. Children under 10 years old will also receive 4 tickets to Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

  • 3rd Prize: $10 Snug Books Gift Card and an Honorable Mention in the summer (July/August) Issue of the Snug Books Newsletter, eNewsletter, and on the Website. Children under 10 years old will also receive 4 tickets to Port Discovery Children’s Museum.