Enter our 4th Annual Stories on Stage Davis/UC Davis Fiction Contest. Watch performances of last year’s winning stories, “The Quick and the Dead” by Christina Turner and “Year of the Tree” by Becky Mandelbaum.

Prizes: First Place $100, Second Place $50. Both stories will be featured at our Saturday, May 13, event, where they will be read by professional actors to a live audience.

Eligibility: any current UC Davis student (enrolled for at least one quarter in the 2016-17 academic year), undergrad or graduate student, who has taken at least one fiction writing class at UCD (5F, 100F, 290F). Willingness & ability to attend May 13 event strongly preferred.

Judges: Elise Winn Pollard, Creative Writing MA ’09, and Naomi Williams, MA ’07

Guidelines: Short fiction between 1500 and 4000 words. E-mail up to three entries to ewpollard @ Your cover e-mail needs just your name and a sentence explaining your eligibility (e.g., “I am a first-year undergrad who took 5F last quarter,” “I’m a 2nd-year grad student in the CW program,” etc.). No entry fee.

Please attach your entry as a Word doc or PDF; don’t just copy your story into the body of the e-mail. Double-spaced in ordinary font of readable size, please. About novel excerpts: We welcome standalone excerpts of larger works. Please do not send a big chunk of a novel and ask us to choose an excerpt. We won’t.

Deadline: Friday 3/3/17.

Notification of contest results by 3/31/17.

Questions? Contact contest organizers & judges Naomi Williams (njwilliams @ or Elise Winn Pollard (ewpollard @