San Mateo County Fair

San Mateo County Fair

I am excited to announce that I won the following literary prizes at the San Mateo County Fair:

Div. 325-05 Literary Essay, Adult Exhibitor 
2nd Place: African American Folklore, Magical Realism and Horror in Toni Morrison Novels, Sumiko Saulson
Div. 326-02 Personal Memoir, Adult Exhibitor
2nd Place: My Life as a Young Adult Urban Fiction Writer, Sumiko Saulson
Div. 329-03 Recorded Lyric Songwriting Contest: Singer/Songwriter/Indie
2nd Place: Sweetest Compassion, Sumiko Saulson 
Div. 335-05 Short Story, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adult
3rd Place: The Ride of Herne and Hespeth, Sumiko Saulson
San Mateo County Fair rides
I wrote the literary essay, “African American Folklore, Magical Realism and Horror in Toni Morrison” for HorrorAddicts.net in 2017 for their Black History Month blog series. My Life as a Young Adult Urban Fiction Writer, and The Ride of Herne and Hespeth were both written as a contestant in HorrorAddict’s Next Great Horror Writer Contest in 2017. I finished the contest in 6th Place. Jonathan Fortin won, and was awarded a contract with Crystal Lake Publishing for his debut novel Lilitu, coming out in 2019.
I wrote Sweetest Compassion’s lyrics. The music was written by Mangladat. It was performed by my band, Stagefright. It was recorded by Ephriam Galloway at Greybeard Studios.
I’ll also be moderating a diversity panel Thursday, June 14 6pm to 7pm at the San Mateo Fair, with Laurel Anne Hill and Maria Nieto.
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~ by Sumiko Saulson on May 9, 2018.

One Response to “San Mateo County Fair”

  1. Congratulations! I am the first to admit I had never considered county fair competitions before now.

    Sharon E. Cathcart (former co-head of Author Programming, Clockwork Alchemy)
    http://sharonecathcart.wordpress.com

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