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2 Feb 2023 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Sun City Library

A member who resides in Riverside County shared this invitation of possible interest to other Guild members who live to the north. Sun City Library, part of the Riverside County Library System, is holding its first Creative Writing Workshop Short Story contest. The theme for the contest is “Heart and Soul.”

Live Reading and Contestants' Brunch will be held Feb 16th at 11 a.m. at the Sun City Library, 26982 Cherry Hills, Menifee, CA 92586.

Submitters must be at least 18 years old. The stories must be under 5,000 words in length. The last day to submit entries is Sunday, February 5, 2023. Send entries to

In addition to the live reading event, there will be prizes and a contestants’ brunch on February 16, at 11 a.m.

San Diego Central Library

The San Diego Central Library announces the sixth annual Short Story Contest. This contest, a part of the Local Author Program, continues the support that the Library provides to local writing, and shines a spotlight on local authors who craft short stories. This is a popular program which accepts only 75 submissions. Submission right as the contest opens is recommended.

Stories must not exceed 3,000 words.

Submission period: Begins Monday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. and closes after 75 submissions have been received.

Winners announced in early May 2023.

The winner last year in the 2022 contest was David J. Schmidt for his story “Enter the Laag.” David is a member of SDWEG and served on the Guild’s Board of Directors in 2022. 

For more information about the San Diego Central Library’s contest, see their website—

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