Announcing the 35th Annual Palo Alto Weekly

Entry Deadline:
Friday, Apr 02, 2021

Welcome, Writers! For the first time, our Short Story Contest will be held entirely online. All stories will need to be submitted through this page as PDFs. If you need assistance uploading your file or have other questions about the contest, please contact Kali Shiloh at (650) 223-6580 or [email protected]

Contest Rules & Guidelines

Entry Requirements
Format Requirements
Eligibility Criteria
Prizes

Adults

  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd pace: $300
  • 3rd place: $200

Young Adults and Teens

  • 1st place: $100 gift certificate
  • 2nd place: $75 gift certificate
  • 3rd place: $50 gift certificate

Note: All fields are required

(If your home address meets the eligibility criteria, you may skip this question by typing "n/a")
(Ages as of 12/31/2020)
Accepted file type: PDF There is a 20MB total file size limit.
Please do not include your name or any identifying information on your submission. For assistance, please email [email protected]

Sponsors

Kepler's Books and Magazines, Palo Alto Linden Tree, Palo AltoBell's Books, Palo Alto

 

Past winners:

2020 winners | 2019 winners | 2018 winners | 2017 winners | 2016 winners | 2015 winners
2014 winners | 2012-2013 winners | 2011 winners | 2010 winners
2009 winners | 2008 winners | 2007 winners | 2006 winners | 2005 winners
2004 winners | 2003 winners | 2002 winners | 2001 winners | 2000 winners
1999 winners | 1998 winners | 1997 winners | 1996 winners