Haunted Astoria 2020
Short Story Writing Contest
At the heart of Haunted Astoria is the short-story writing contest. We may weave other activities into the program, but the Writer’s Showcase is the centerpiece as we celebrate the authors who contributed to the event each year.
The Writer's Challenge for 2020!
We give artistic reign for authors to interpret the theme – however,
we encourage writers to incorporate historical references or locations to pin the story to our region. Unlike past years, authors can use any north coast community within Clatsop or Pacific county (OR/WA) as their backdrop.
Word Count: Up to 1200
First Pace: $125
Second Place: $85
Third Place: $50
Deadline: 5 pm October 5.
$10 (one entry per author)
P.O. Box 1245
Astoria, OR 97103
Or we can invoice you to pay be debit/credit card. Just email your name, email address to ExploreHauntedAstoria@gmail.com
Digital file (Word or PDF)
Author name REMOVE from story pages
Cover Page: Author Name, email, phone & mailing address (we
will remove before submitting to judges as this is a blind judging)
Saturday, October 24
Location: TBA! We are working on an interesting new venue.
A sampling of stories will be read by actors from Astor Street Opry
Company followed by announcement of the winners.
Whether you live or are a visitor to the north coast we encourage you to:
Visit Clatsop County Historical Society Museum, Flavel House and Oregon Film Museum. http://www.cumtux.org/
Take the Astoria Underground Tour
Pacific County Historical Socieety & Musuem
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
Seaside Museum & Historical Society