Everybody Writes

Everybody Writes is a writing contest associated with Everybody Reads. The 2017 Everybody Reads book selection is Black River by S.M. Hulse. Our inspiration, which relates to the book, is Redemption, Forgiveness, The Power of Music, Faith, and Pain. Choose one that speaks to you and write about it.

How to enter:

  • Submissions begin July 1, 2017.
  • Write up to 800 words on the theme “Redemption, Forgiveness, The Power of Music, Faith, and Pain”.
  • Send your entry via email to EverybodyWrites@aclib.org. In the subject line of your email please include your name, title of work, and word count. In the body of the email please include your name, school if you attend one, community you live in, and phone number.
  • Submissions are limited to one entry per person. Two MS Word documents should be attached separately to your email:
    • a biographical author statement (max 50 words).
    • your submission (max 800 words).*
  • Entries must be submitted by midnight on October 22, 2017.
  • Poetry, fiction, and non-fiction are welcome.


First Place: Kindle Voyage
Second & Third Place: Amazon Gift Card


Everybody Reads! will post the top entries received at participating locations. Portions of an entry may be used rather than the whole. By submitting an entry, all writers grant permission to Everybody Reads to share their writing in Everybody Reads sponsored publications. Rights return to the author upon publication. Contest winners will be announced at Everybody Reads events.

Don’t miss S.M. Hulses’ visit to the LC Valley and the Palouse, November 6-9, 2017.

Everybody Reads is a region—wide program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book. Organized by the Asotin County Library, Lewiston City Library, Prairie River Library District , Whitman County Library, WSU Libraries, Latah County Library District, Lewiston High School Library, Clarkston High School Library, Denny Ashby Memorial Library, Columbia County Library District, and our community partners, Confluence Press, Idaho Humanities Council, and local media and bookstores.