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Writers in either the Adult or Youth (13-17 years) category may submit up to three short stories of no more than 1,200 words each. To insure impartiality, judges will not know the authorship. Deadline for all submissions and information on manuscript preparation can be found in the entry form that is posted on this website or at the Gualala Arts office.
Adult and Youth winning entries will be read at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, 2011, held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Gualala Arts Center. The two first place winners will receive a cash award and have their stories published in the Redwood Coast Review, an award-winning quarterly supplement in the Independent Coast Observer that is sponsored by the Coast Community Library. Adult first prize award is $250. Second prize is $150 and third prize is $100. Youth first prize award is $200, with $100 for second prizes (three awards possible).
Last year's winner in the adult category was Ron Sackman, with his narrative entitled, "The Volcano Incident." Morgan Pack won the youth prize with her story "All or None." Other winners in past years include Lillian Mattimore, Katherine Cox, Natalie Cox, Brady Klopfer, David Robertson, and Jo Rouse. The short story contest alternates in a three-year cycle with poetry and non-fiction contests sponsored by the same organizations.
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Gualala Arts, 1961 - 2011
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