Winners of the 14th Annual VCWC Short Story Contest
In a night of literary achievement, January’s meeting hosted the winners of the 2013 Short Story Contest. This year’s contest winners and the authors who received honorable mentions were invited to read their entire entries, as well as a congratulatory reception with club members.
Story topics ranged from the sentimental to comedic (at a funeral, no less!), but all had the craft that the Ventura County Writers Club takes pride in promoting. All authors received certificates marking their award, and cash prizes were awarded at the meeting: $500 to first place; $250 to second place; and $125 to third place for the adult category. Winners of the high school category were awarded: $100 for first place; $75 to second place; and $50 to third place.
The winners are:
First Place: The Loose Rack by Terry Tallent of Ojai
Second Place: When Life Gives You Lemmings by Carol Fogel of Thousand Oaks
Third Place: Had to Be You by Joe Vandenberg of Ojai
Honorable Mention: Is this the World? by Mal King of Santa Paula
First Place: Funeral by Zoe Appleby of Ojai
Second Place: When the Morning Comes by Carolyn Richards of Ojai
Third Place: Paring Ritual by Erin Stoodley
Congratulations to all our winners! They will be featured in the upcoming VCWC anthology, available in November.