5th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest

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Jan 20187 Jan 201831

Little Tokyo Historical Society office
319 E. Second St., #203
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

The Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) seeks fictional short stories for its fifth annual Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest in the categories of English language, Japanese language and youth (18 and younger). The deadline is January 31, 2018.
The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story that takes place in Little Tokyo. The story has to be fictional and set in a current, past or future Little Tokyo in the City of Los Angeles, California. The short story committee will be specifically looking for stories that capture the spirit and sense of Little Tokyo. Each category winner will be awarded $500 in cash with their short story being published in The Rafu Shimpo and Discover Nikkei website. A public award ceremony and dramatic readings of the winning stories are also being planned for spring 2018.
"The contest opened doors for me," said Sarena Kuhn, the 2016 youth winner. "It introduced me to writers in the Japanese American community and gave me an opportunity to read at a book festival and become a judge for the following year."
For more information and guidelines, refer to the Little Tokyo Historical Society website, http://www.littletokyohs.org. If you would like to financially contribute to the contest, e-mail littletokyohs@gmail.com

リトル東京歴史協会(Little Tokyo Historical Society: LTHS)は、今年で5年目になる"Imagine Little Tokyo" 短編小説コンテストの応募作品を 英語、日本語、青少年部門(18歳以下)の3部門において募集しています。
応募締め切りは 2018年1月31日です。 
各部門の最優秀受賞者には、$500.00の賞金が授与され,受賞作品は、羅府新報およびDiscover 日系のウェブサイトにも掲載されます。2018年4月には、授賞式と最優秀作品の朗読が予定されています。

Imagine Little Tokyo委員会の責任者ビル渡辺氏は、本コンテストに関し以下のように述べています。
「日本語、青少年部門を新たに設けたことにより、コンテストの価値が高まりました。応募がカリフォルニア州内はもとより、米国外からも寄せられてくるようになったのは素晴らしい事で、今回は より多くの方の応募を期待しています。」     
本コンテストでは、個人や企業・団体からの後援・支援も受け付けております。寄付や協賛金等についてのご相談やご質問については、どうぞlittletokyohs@gmail.com までご連絡下さい。


lthistory . Last modified Jan 06, 2018 7:40 p.m.

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