Short Story Summer 2020 Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Summer 2020 Los Angeles Public Library Short Story Contest. From a total of 265 stories submitted, the following 12 stories were selected for publication on our online short story portal.
- American Pie by Matthew Blashill
- Instructions for Calling a Taxi (and How They Were Etched Inside Me) by P J Goddard
- The Last Time I Saw Her by Helene Seifer
- Lost House by Farideh Shabanfar
- Nothing Ever Lasts Forever by Robb Lanum
- Nurse by Karen Yin
- Rain by Kathryn Feeney
- Tamale Wednesdays by Morgan Hatch
- The Repetition Tango by Alicia Thomspson
- Sour Grapes by Layla Jasmine
- The Strange Impression of an Absence by Mabel Aceves Lopez
- The Woman in Green by Panpan Wang
Get Your Short Story Published
Want to get your short story in front of readers everywhere? Submit your work of 8,000 characters or fewer before August 31, and it could be published in the library's online short story portal.
Contest Timeline: August 1 - August 31 2020
- Local authors are invited to submit their short stories to Los Angeles Public Library to be included in our online short story portal and printed via our Short Story dispenser located at Central Library.
- Stories can be of any genre, for example: drama, romance, science fiction, etc.
- Authors must accept the terms and conditions
- Authors can submit more than one entry
- Age: 18 and older
- Create an account in the Short Story Portal
- Click on the Submit button in the upper right corner
- Fill out the application
- Consent to the terms and conditions
We are no longer accepting submissions for 2020.
The winning story will be added to a permanent library collection alongside Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Virginia Woolf via Los Angeles Public Library’s Short Story Portal and printed via the dispenser at Central Library.
The top winner in each category will also receive a gift bag with a selection of library gear.
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