Attention aspiring writers: your time has come. Glendale Focus magazine, circulation 10,000 and about 25,000 readership, is holding a short story writing contest for students of Glendale College.
“Glendale Focus is delighted to be sponsoring this contest,” said Gary Kemper, Focus publisher. “We’re looking forward to finding some of the undiscovered young talent out there, perhaps people who have never been published before, people who have great ability.”
The first, second and third place stories will all be published in the magazine as well as receive gift certificates for their entries. $500 will be awarded to first, $250 for second, $100 for third and three stories will be awarded $50 honorable mentions. The gift certificates are being provided by the Downtown Glendale Merchant Association.
All entrants have until May 15 to submit their stories.
The story should be a work of fiction and must be suitable for all audiences. The judging will be conducted by award -winning writers of short fiction and the Glendale Focus editor.
All manuscripts must be double-spaced and have margins of one inch or more. The story must be no longer than 3000 words. On a separate title sheet the writer must give name, contact information, GCC student ID number, and a word count.
All other pages must bear the name of the story and a page number in the header.
Stories can be either emailed as a Microsoft Word document, as a Rich Text Format file, or as Simpletext. Emails can be sent to [email protected] with a subject line of “GCC Contest Entry.”
Entries can also be mailed directly to Glendale Focus as long as they are postmarked by May 15. The can be sent to:
GCC Contest Entry
249 North Brand Blvd. #380
Glendale, CA 91203.
No Deliveries will be accepted by hand.