Every September Cast of Wonders celebrates Banned Books Week, an annual international event celebrating the freedom to read and raising awareness of the immense social value of free and open access to information.
2018’s theme is Libraries.
“With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one – but no one at all – can tell you what to read and when and how.” – Doris Lessing
“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” – Saul Bellow
A good library can give you answers to the questions you never knew you had. A good librarian can open doors to worlds you never knew existed. Send us your stories of books that need reading, of the hidden tomes that wait for just the right reader, and of characters in search of their story. Tell us about the heroism of librarians, the power of walls and shelves, of hold requests and index cards, and the truths they safeguard.
Maximum length 3000 words, standard guidelines apply as to context, format and subject matter. Submissions run May 1st through 15th.