Caledon Public Library

Elizabeth Scavetta Memorial Teen Short Story


Caledon Public Library is honoured to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Elizabeth Scavetta Memorial Teen Short Story contest.  This contest was named in memory of Elizabeth Scavetta , a promising, gifted young writer who placed first in the inaugural Caledon Public Library Teen Short Story Contest in 2003.  Elizabeth's winning story can be read here



Short story submissions will be accepted from September 15, 2018 - March 16, 2019.

Contest Guidelines

Age: 13 - 17 years

Format: type-written, double spaced, clean copy with no identifying marks/or name of submission

Limit: 2 entries per entrant

Submission: Word format emailed to (no hardcopy will be accepted)

Maximum: 1500 words with word count noted on last page (words included to be title, headings and all words that make up body of the story)

Language: English

Submission Requirements:

  • a completed Contest Entry Form (now being updated and available soon) must accompany each entry
  • entry is to be titled
  • Contest Entry Form to be signed
  • each entry is to be original and previously unpublished