The Friends of the Orinda Library announced the start of the 2023 Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest, open to all students who reside or attend high school in Orinda. Entry categories are 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.
The submission deadline is noon, April 14. A panel of local judges, who are involved professionally in reading, writing or publishing, will judge entries. Awards will go to the works judged best; that is, there will not necessarily be one award in each category.
Underwritten by the Friends of the Orinda Library, up to four winners will each be awarded $500 prizes at the end of the school year. The winning entries will be posted on the Friends’ website.
The contest 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. Entries must be submitted as PDFs or Word attachments to an email, sent along with a contest entry form to email@example.com.
Additional instructions for submissions are on the 2022 Contest Entry Form, at www.friendsoftheorindalibrary.org. For questions about the contest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charleen Earley can be reached at email@example.com.