Annual Writing Contest Coordinator


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Orinda LibraryOrinda, CA 94563


Writing Contest Coordinator

Manage all aspects of annual Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest for high school students, including coordinate announcements and publicity, identify and organize judges, collect entries, coordinate judging, and announce winners. Must be able to attend regularly scheduled monthly board meetings, held the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Orinda Library.

About the contest

The Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest is open to all students who reside and/or attend high school in Orinda.

Entry Categories are Science Fiction/Fantasy, Essay/Memoir/Biography, Poetry and Short Story. Students may submit one entry in any of the four categories for a total of not more than three entries.

Entries are judged by a panel of local judges who are involved professionally in reading, writing or publishing. Awards will go to the works judged best. There will not necessarily be one award in each category.

Up to four winners will each be awarded $250 prizes at the end of the school year, underwritten by the Friends of the Orinda Library. The winning entries will be posted on the Friends’ website and inside the Orinda Library facility, for all to enjoy.

The contest is named in honor of the late Poul Anderson, a popular science-fiction writer and Orinda resident, who was a true friend to the community for 40 years.


  • Organization
  • Project Management
  • Reading / Writing
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

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