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Call for Stories: Youth Order Fiction Contest


California Freemason magazine invites all members of Masonic youth orders in California to participate in our first-ever short story contest! The theme: Our Masonic Family in 2070.

Imagine that you’re a Mason, a member of Eastern Star, or a youth order member in the year 2070. Write an original short story describing your experience. Here are some prompts to get started – or feel free to create a unique story angle!

  • What is the world like in 2070?
  • How is your Masonic community important to you?
  • How can your Masonic family overcome a challenge or obstacle?
  • How are you personally making a difference because of your Masonic membership?
  • Why did you join your Masonic community? Why are other members getting involved?
  • Prizes

    • First place: $100 Amazon gift card; story published in California Freemason’s print and digital editions.
    • Second Prize: $75 Amazon gift card; honorable mention in the printed edition of California Freemason; story published in the digital edition of California Freemason.
    • Third Prize: $50 Amazon gift card; honorable mention in the printed edition of California Freemason; story published in the digital edition of California Freemason.

    Submission Guidelines:

    • The (updated) submission deadline is July 15, 2017
    • Each story must be 500 words or less.
    • All members of Northern California DeMolay, Southern California DeMolay, California Rainbow for Girls, and Job’s Daughters of California are encouraged to participate.
    • Entries should be emailed to communications@freemason.org.
    • Along with your submission, please include your first and last name, the youth order you belong to, and the name of your chapter or bethel.
    • One entry is allowed per participant.

    Questions? Contact communications@freemason.org.

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