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Stories of the American Experience

What is the American experience? What does the American experience mean to you? Tell us how you interpret this concept in a story or essay of 500 words or less.

Take a look at materials in the collection for inspiration or read articles available through the Research Resources.

About This Project

Submit your original stories for inclusion in the St. Louis County Library anthology available in the eMedia collection of the Indie Author Project

Submission Guidelines - Official Rules & Guidelines

  • Entrant or entrant’s parent/guardian must have a SLCL card.
  • Entries accepted in two age categories: teens ages 13-17 and adults ages 18+.
  • Limit one story submission per person.
  • Stories must not exceed 500 words.
  • Stories should relate to the theme of “The American Experience” and the content should be appropriate in language.
  • Entries accepted starting Monday, August 1, and must be received by Saturday, September 17, 2022.
  • Before submitting your work, make sure to complete your release form.