ANNOUNCING
THE 28th ANNUAL
PALO ALTO WEEKLY

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ENTRY DEADLINE
All Writers:
January 31, 2014 Deadline extended to Feb. 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Entries can also be delivered to our offices
at 450 Cambridge Ave (off El Camino Real).

Download the entry form here!

JUDGES:
ADULT/YOUNG ADULT

TOM PARKER, Award winning novelist and short story writer, UC Extension and Foothill College Instructor and former Stanford Instructor
MEG WAITE CLAYTON is the nationally best selling author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Bellwether Prize finalist The Language of Light.
ELLEN SUSSMAN, Author of New York Times best selling novel French Lessons and San Francisco Chronicle best seller On A Night Like This.


CHILDREN/TEEN
KATY OBRINGER, Former supervisor of Palo Alto Children's Library
CARYN HUBERMAN YACOWITZ, Playwright and children's book author
NANCY ETCHEMENDY, Children's book author

Past Winners

2013 Short Story
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2012 Short Story
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2011 Short Story
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2010 Short Story
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2009 Short Story
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2008 Short Story
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2007 Short Story
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2006 Short Story
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2005 Short Story
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2004 Short Story
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2003 Short Story
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2002 Short Story
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2001 Short Story
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2000 Short Story
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1999 Short Story
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1998 Short Story
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1997 Short Story
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1996 Short Story
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PRIZES
For ADULTS: $500 FIRST PLACE; $300 SECOND PLACE; $200 THIRD PLACE
For YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN/TEEN:
$100 gift certificate FIRST PLACE; $75 gift certificate SECOND PLACE; $50 gift certificate THIRD PLACE

CONTEST RULES
1. The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school full-time in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Stanford, Portola Valley, Woodside, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and East Palo Alto.
2. Limit of one entry per person.
3. Stories must be typed, double-spaced, MAXIMUM 2,500 words. Longer stories will be disqualified.
4. $20 entry fee, along with THREE HARD COPIES, for all ADULT stories.
$10 entry fee for YOUNG WRITERS under 18. Make checks payable to "Palo Alto Weekly."
5. Entries may not have been previously published.
6. Signed entry form must accompany story. Author's name should NOT appear anywhere on pages of story.

Any questions about the contest can be emailed to the Short Story Contest

Mail manuscripts and entry below to:
Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest
450 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Download the entry form here!

Entries can also be delivered to our offices
at 450 Cambridge Ave (off El Camino Real)