Poul Anderson Writing Contest


    The submission deadline for 2021’s Poul Anderson Writing Contest this year is Friday, April 16 at midnight.
    The contest, open to all Orinda high school students, is named in honor of the late Poul Anderson, a popular science-fiction writer and Orinda resident, who was a true friend to the community for 40 years.
    The entry categories include Science Fiction/Fantasy, Essay/Memoir/Biography, Poetry and Short Story. Students may submit one entry in any of the four categories for a total of no more than three entries.
    A panel of local judges, involved professionally in reading, writing, or publishing, will adjudicate the entries. Awards go to best entries, regardless of category. There will not necessarily be one award in each category.
    Up to four winners will each be awarded $500 prizes at the end of the school year, underwritten by the Friends of the Orinda Library. The winning entries will be posted on the Friends’ website.
    Entries can only be submitted electronically this year. Instructions are on the 2021 Contest Entry Form, which can be found on the Friends of the Orinda Library website.
    If you have questions, please contact contest@friendsoftheorindalibrary.org.

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