Join the Great Michigan Read story-writing contest

Apr 10, 2014

The Deadline for this contest has expired.

The Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read program aims to connect Michigan citizens by exploring our history, our present, and our future as discussed in a single literary title. This year’s Great Michigan Read book, Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg, is a story about family secrets, personal journeys, genealogy, mental disability and illness, poverty, and immigration.

As a sponsor of the Great Michigan Read program, Michigan Radio is presenting a “one minute” short story writing contest.

You are invited to submit a micro-story on the theme: “Hidden branches of your family tree: Unexpected stories that changed the way you think of yourself or your family.”

The contest is open to anyone with a personal and original story to tell on the topic. Stories should be a maximum of 120 words.

Winners will have their stories recorded and read on Michigan Radio, receive an autographed copy of “Annie’s Ghosts” by author Steve Luxenberg, and be invited to the Great Michigan Read closing event in Ferndale.

You may also submit a photo to accompany your story by emailing it to: Please include the title of your story in your email.
For the official rules, click here.