Posted by: anitanolan | February 10, 2012

Pearl S. Buck Writing Center’s Short Story Contest for Children and Adults

There is still time to submit your original short stories for the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center’s 2012 Short Story Contest. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2012.

Cash prizes will be awarded in three separate categories:  Grades 3-6 (1000 words), Grades 7-12 (1000 words), and Adult (2500 words).  Stories must be original, not previously published, and follow the submission directions found at ~ short story rules and submission form.  All short story submissions should be mailed with signed submission form to: PSB Writing Center, 2012 Short Story Contest.  Pearl S. Buck International.

520 Dublin Rd., Perkasie, PA 18944.

Winners in each age category will receive a $100 prize, a free PSB Writing Center W.O.W. Workshop, and will be announced at the PSB Writing Center’s Spring Writers Conference held on Saturday, April 14.

Pearl S. Buck, the 1st American Woman to win both the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes for Literature, and who is best known for her second novel, The Good Earth, wrote more than 100 novels at her Green Hills Farm just outside Dublin.  A writer of every genre, including monthly magazine-published short stories, Miss Buck said, “In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.”

For additional Short Story Registration information, call 267-421-6203.  Sponsored by the Pearl S. Buck Volunteer Association, the Short Story Contest judges are local authors and PSB Volunteers.



  1. Hello, I am interested in submitting a short story for the contest; however, I am not able to access the page that has the submission form. Please let me know what I can do instead. Thank you. julie c-f

    • Julie,

      It appears the Pearl Buck House has a server issue. I’ve contacted them to make sure they know. I’d check back later or in a couple days and see if it is cleared up.

    • Julie,

      I checked with the Pearl Buck Writing Center. The website folks are off for the weekend, but will attack the problem on Tuesday.

      Thanks for pointing out the problem.

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