Will this year’s winning story be about a crooked government official who approves a dangerous bridge serving Rossmoor residents in exchange for a bribe? Or about the challenge of a big match to a Rossmoor youth on one of our parks’ soccer fields? Or perhaps about a soldier serving his country far from home and dreaming back to his days in Rossmoor? Or maybe even a thriller with a nod to The DaVinci Code, outlining the meaning behind Rossmoor’s quirks?
It’s time to dust off your typewriters, dig into your imagination, clear a space in your favorite writing corner, and put your stories to paper. The contest is open to any Rossmoor resident with a yarn to spin and a tale begging to be told. Don’t think you have to be a professional writer to enter — simply let your imagination lose and see where it takes you.
Topic Requirements: Entries should have a Rossmoor theme of some type: either placed in Rossmoor or about characters who came from Rossmoor.
The winner of the contest will receive a $200 VISA gift card from this year’s sponsor, Write Away U. And all writers will have their stories published on the RHA website. The runner-up will win a $100 gift certificate, and the author of the third-place story will get a $50 gift certificate — both gift certificates from a local eatery. Even if you don’t win, it’s bound to be challenging and fun, and all entrants will be invited to a RHA-sponsored picnic in the park sometime this summer.
Directions: Entries can be no longer than 1,000 words. The deadline is July 1. Submit your story below or send it by regular mail to: RHA Fiction Writing Contest, ℅ Rossmoor Homeowners Association, P.O. Box 5058, Rossmoor, CA 90721-5058 .
If you have questions about the contest, please contact us here
This year’s contest is sponsored by Write Away U!
We're sorry but the 2020 Our Rossmoor Fiction Writing Contest submission deadline has passed.
We will update this page in mid-2021 with our next contest details.