Bottom Shelf Review
is holding our Fall Writing Contest!

This semester’s theme is “Origin Story.” Everything/everyone has an origin story–the story of how Peter Parker got his powers in the Spider-Man movies or how Bruce Wayne became Batman.
The theme “Origin Story” gives you the chance to create your own superhero, your own origin story, etc.
Word count: fiction, nonfiction, and drama at 2000 words or less; poetry no more than a page long

Format: 12-point, Times New Roman font, double spaced
First place will receive a $25 visa gift card.
Second place will receive a $10 visa gift card.
If you have any questions, please email EIC Kirsten Bilger at
Deadline: December 1
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