CARRY THE LIGHT:
COMPETE FOR LITERARY PRIZES
AT THE SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR, JUNE 11-19, 2011
(Note: You don't have to live in San Mateo County or in California to enter.)
ENTRY DIVISIONS INCLUDE NOVEL (Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery, Graphic), SHORT STORY (Various genres), CHILDREN'S, POETRY, MEMOIR, IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE AND ESSAY (Various themes).
One of the contests is for the Heroes Arise Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel Chapter Award. (Science Fiction/Fantasy short stories should be entered in the short story competition.)
The Heroes Arise Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel Chapter Award
Sponsored by Laurel Anne Hill (Author of "Heroes Arise")
Awards Offered: $100 first prize; $50 second prize; $25 third prize
Eligibility: Submit three (3) copies of chapter one (maximum chapter content 7,500 words) of your unpublished science fiction or fantasy novel according to the entry guidelines for San Mateo County Fair literary contest submissions. Please do not include a synopsis or a prologue. Use standard manuscript formatting.
Deadline is 7 pm, Friday, April 29, 2011 for all of the literary contests. (The May 18 date on the general entry forms does not apply to the writing contests.) Registration to compete can be done online at https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/ as long as three (3) printed copies are submitted in time to meet the contest deadline. Written material can be mailed or delivered to the San Mateo County Fair literary arts competition office: San Mateo County Fair, 2495 So. Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94403. Entries mailed in the USA must be postmarked by April 25th. Foreign entries must be postmarked in time to arrive by April 29, 2011.
Literary contests at the San Mateo County Fair are open to writers within and outside of the United States. All entries must be in English. Youth may enter in the adult literary divisions, however, those doing so won't be permitted to enter in the youth division afterward. In the San Mateo County Fair literary contests, there are no restrictions associated with professional or amateur writer status.
Also, there is a $20,000 creative writing scholarship contest for High School Juniors and Seniors considering attendance at Notre Dame De Namur University (NDNU) in Belmont, California. The scholarship would pay $5,000 per year for four years at NDNU, contingent on meeting university requirements.
The entry fee for the NDNU creative writing scholarship contest (and any other contest open only to youth) is $1 per entry. The fee for all other literary contests is $10 per entry. For more information about the literary contests, contact Bardi Rosman Koodrin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck in the competition!
Laurel Anne Hill (http://www.laurelannehill.com)
Author of Heroes Arise, a novel about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into one's personal darkness and finding the light of reason
Causes Laurel Hill Supports
Winter Nights Shelter and Shelter, Inc.