Text Box: Attention Writers!

Text Box: · Short stories
· Essays
· Song lyrics
· Creative nonfiction
· Poetry

Text Box: WordFountain is the Osterhout Library’s new literary magazine and currently accepts submissions for Fall and Spring editions.  WordFountain is open to teen and adult writers.  We do feature a children’s section when we have enough entries.  All submissions must be the original work of the author. Literary magazine staff will not make major edits but may correct minor spelling mistakes. Submission of works indicates permission for the library to publish the work both in print and online.  The library cannot guarantee that all items received will be published. Please include name, contact information, and hometown with each submission.

Text Box: You can send your submission 
(1000 words or less, please) 
to our staff via email:
or give a typed copy to your librarian 
or mail to the address below:
(If you're under 18, signed permission slip is required.)

Text Box: Osterhout Free Library
RE:  WordFountain
71 S. Franklin St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-823-0156 or