The Literary Stage

 

The Literary Stage is an eight-day celebration of writing, especially local authors. It is held every June at the San Mateo County Fair.
The Literary Stage offers writers from around the world an opportunity to enter literary contests and win cash prizes, AS WELL AS free writing workshops and author presentations throughout the run of the fair.

 

2018 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR: JUNE 9-17

 

Sadly, there will be no anthology this year. However, all writers have the option to have their work available on the Fair website (in the Author Archive section). Also, the Fair will do a special tribute to all the winners in the Fair newsletter.
 
The deadline for all literary arts entries is Monday, April 2, 11:59 pm. We encourage entrants to enter early to avoid any last minute issues that may arise. Also, please read over the contest rules as some have changed!
 
Along with our regular yearly contests, we have many new contests to add this year: 
 
DIVISION 330 – IN THE SPIRIT OF NOVELMANIA: MY TICKET TO CRAZY TOWN FIRST PERSON NARRATIVE FICTION CONTEST
Sponsored by Bardi Rosman Koodrin, author of Novelmania: My Ticket to Crazy Town
 
DIVISION 331 – SPIES WITH BENEFITS THRILLER/ESPIONAGE/ADVENTURE NOVEL OPENING CHAPTER CONTEST
 
DIVISION 334 – FLASH FICTION CONTEST
 
DIVISION 338 – “WHAT REMAINS UNSAID” SPEAKING OUT CONTEST
Sponsored by Audrey Kalman, author of the novel What Remains Unsaid
 
DIVISION 339 – SUSTAINABILITY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
 
DIVISION 341 – STORIES FOR CHILDREN CONTEST
Sponsored by Natasha Yim, children’s author and freelance writer
 
We encourage everyone to visit the Literary Arts website at: https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/literary-arts  and the Literary Arts contest book:  https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2018/exhibits/literary_18.pdf

2017 LIterary Stage