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As part of the upcoming Santa Fe Reads celebrations, the Santa Fe Public Library will host a writing contest! All entries must either relate to or include some elements of Greek Mythology. Re-imagine an existing myth; feature an established god, goddess, creature, or mythic figure; write an epic poem; or critically engage with a specific story or character from ancient Greek folklore.


Each winner will receive cash $100! Honorable mentions will receive wonderful local gift certificates!



Best Non-Fiction Work Award

Best Short Story or Creative Work Award

Best Poem or Play Award

Best Young Writer Award (must be under 18)


Eligibility: Open to all Santa Fe residents, teens (ages 13-18) and adults (ages 19+).

Requirements: Only one entry per person. All entries must be 2,000 words or less, must be typed (not handwritten), and must have been created within the past year. Entries can be in English or Spanish.

Deadline: Entries will be accepted between March 15th – April 30th, 2024. Email your submission to with your full name, phone number, and age category (teen or adult) or as a printed copy submitted to SFPL staff (forwarded to Programs Manager Jessica Gulliford).

Awards Presentation: A special awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at 6PM at the Southside Library. Winners and Honorable Mentions will have the opportunity to read their entries aloud, as well as meet and mingle with their fellow writers. Open to the public – so bring your friends and family!



2024 Santa Fe Reads

2024 Santa Fe Reads, part of the NEA Big Read, is presented by the City of Santa Fe Public Library with the support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, local sponsors, and community partners.


NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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