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Do submit your work to writing contests run by reputable organizations. Do choose contest categories that match your genre or themes.
Congratulations to all the 2016 Literary Award winners at the Literary Arts Stage at the San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, California. To see the list of the many writing contests and the winners - https://sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts. Bardi Rosman Koodrin (Literary Director, Fine Arts Galleria at the San Mateo County Fair) says: “Winning entries will be displayed during the County Fair June 11-19, 2016. Winners will receive prizes and will be published in our Carry the Light anthology published by Sand Hill Review Press.”
Each year, I, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, sponsor the “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest”
DIVISION 358 – THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: SHORT STORY, ESSAY, OR MONOLOGUE
This contest is to honor immigrants who struggle over language barriers, poverty, stigmas, and injustice. Your entry could be a firsthand account or a retelling of someone else’s experience. Show how your protagonist goes about pursuing what she/he wants while confronting antagonists (persons or circumstances); use authentic details to show protagonist’s recollection or attitude of “the old country”; foreshadow the core theme in the first paragraph. ELIGIBILITY: Submit a 1,500 word maximum unpublished short story, essay or monologue. Must have a title.
Sponsored by 22-Day Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan www.writingcoachTeresa.com
Love Made of Heart: a Daughter Finds Herself Through Witnessing Her Mother’s Mental Illness (novel);
Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days (workbook);
Talking to My Dead Mom Monologues;
Coach Teresa’s Blog http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog
Judges’ comments to 2016 Winners of the “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest”:
1st Place: “A Little Water goes a Long Way” by Ellen Six
Poignant. Excellent show of theme – protagonist connecting with faraway relatives solely through letters sent to her mother. Story clearly shows “immigrant experience” from narrator’s point of view. Brava! Thank you for entering Immigrant Experience Writing Contest sponsored by Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan. http://WritingCoachTeresa.com Judges: authors Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Luisa Adams
2nd Place: “Immigrating to America, 1960” by Rosina Weiskopf
Nice job showing protagonist’s determination. Would have liked to hear her voice, know her name, whether she had previous waitressing experience, and what she looked like through dialogue. Engaging story. Thank you for entering Immigrant Experience Writing Contest. http://WritingCoachTeresa.com Judges: authors Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Luisa Adams
Honorable Mention: “Belly Dance” by Marcela Dickerson
Enticing hook – widow from Chile becomes newlywed in CA, U.S.A. However, help reader connect with protagonist even though she says she’s a sociable person and that she worked as an interpreter for the UN. Show her reactions to the TV programs and especially interaction with her husband. Stay with your enticing hook. Thank you for entering Immigrant Experience Writing Contest http://WritingCoachTeresa.com Judges: Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Luisa Adams
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Thank you, Bardi Rosman Koodrin (Literary Director, Fine Arts Galleria at the San Mateo County Fair), for helping me refine my contest description.
Thank you, Luisa Adams, for being co-judge this year 2016.
Thank you, Mary E. Knippel, Prof. Sheryl Fairchild, and Margie Yee Webb, for being co-judges in past years.
· . . . and other workshops
· “Help Your Fans Find YOU”
· “Build & Retrofit Your Writer’s Platform”
· . . .and other interactive presentations
· Immigrant Experience Writing Contest
· the trademark LOVE MADE OF HEART