Announcing the 1000 Word Contest award recipients.The inaugural $1000 for 1000 Words fiction-writing contest has concluded and here are the outstanding young authors who will be published in the upcoming edition of our Bluefire journal.
Junko Anderson, 9th Grade, Crystal Springs Uplands School for her story Two Men on a Sidewalk.
Zachary Lo, 8th Grade, Central Middle School for his story Beauty.
Grade Level Winners ($100 Cash Prize)
6th Grade: Sarah Marks, Hillview Middle School for her story FlavorMorph.
7th Grade: Tuvya Bergson-Michelson, Nueva Middle School for his story The Sound of Running.
10th Grade: Nik Brocchini, Lick-Wilmerding High School for his story He and He.
11th Grade: Darya Behroozi, Leigh High School for her story Alteration.
12th Grade: Harry Patino, Woodside High School for his story Strata.
6th Grade: Eliah Munoz.
7th Grade: Jenna Lange, Audrey Chin, Rose Bendekgey.
8th Grade: Serena DeTata, Andrew Zerbe, Sidney Hirschman.
9th Grade: Ananya Ram, April Li, Nolan Bangs, Alix Westgaard.
10th Grade: Caroline Bailey, Jaclyn Hovsmith.
11th Grade: Linnea Arneson.
12th Grade: Emily Wang.
We received well over 300 entries, had 48 finalists, and 22 young authors being published in this year's Bluefire journal. Entries came from schools on the Peninsula, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties, and the East Bay - we even had entries from New York and Georgia!
Thank you to all the participants! If you didn't get published this year, please try again next time.
You are invited to our free event!We will be holding an award celebration on Sunday, April 27th, 2014, from 2-4 PM atKepler's bookstore in Menlo Park, CA. The award recipients and some honorable mention students will read their piece and receive their awards. In addition, I'm pleased to announce that local YA author Linsay Tam Holland will be there to talk to our young authors about their work, about being an author, to provide words of wisdom on becoming a writer, and to answer questions. If you are interested in attending this free event, please follow this invitation link to register.
Award Celebration April 27th, 2014, 2-4PM at Kepler's Bookstore
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