Morocco Library Project Short Story Competition
2021: The 2nd Annual Competition
Morocco has a rich tradition of storytelling, and we're honored to help launch a new generation of storytellers from the deserts and mountains of this fascinating culture. The theme this year is "Life in Morocco" — past, present, or future. To learn more, contact Larbi Arbaoui.
The deadline for submitting stories was June 30th, and the stories are now being reviewed. This fall, as we did for 2020, we'll publish an anthology of stories in a printed book for the MLP libraries and in digital form to share with the world. Check back in December for the stories! Thank you!
Read the Anthology from 2020
The Team This Year
Moulay Larbi Arbaoui, project manager
Barb Mackraz, project manager, US side
Mohammed Hassim, judge
Lucas Peters, judge & writing trainer
Khadija Sekkal, reader & judge
Mouhcine Abdechchafi, reader & judge
Meet the 2020 Prizewinners
"Draw your ideas with those letters!" - Hiba Baqrtit
Hiba's story, "Aiden," is an eye-opening and compassionate world view from the perspective of a boy with autism. Hear what she says in this video about empathy, and her advice for other writers. Hiba is a student at Med V High School in Taroudant.
Ikram's tale, "The Humanitarian King," is a timely story of two mythical lands in an age of pandemic. One has wealth; the other does not. Guess what happens? Ikram is a student at Med V High School in Goulmima, and we enjoyed her cautionary tale of good and evil.
Fadoua's story, "Siren's Curse," is a retelling of the Greek myth of the sirens, with a positive twist of saving people during the push and pull of happiness and heartbreak. She wove her story through dialog. Fadoua is a student at Excellence High School in Guelmim.