Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) seeks fictional short stories for its annual “Imagine Little Tokyo” writing contest. The story must be original, fictional, written in either Japanese or English by the submitting author and never been published (even online). The setting of the story should be in Little Tokyo – either past, present or future. Submitted manuscript should be 2,500 words or less for English or 5,000 ji or less for Japanese.
Prizes: 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.
Entry fee: FREE
Deadline: Submissions need to be e-mailed by January 31, 2018, 12 midnight PST.
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