Marvel at the amazing and creative ways that writers can imagine Little Tokyo and expand the fictional boundaries of the Japanese American experience.
Each year, the Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest heightens awareness of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo by challenging both new and experienced writers to write a story that captures the spirit and essence of Little Tokyo and the people in it. In this virtual celebration emceed by Derek Mio, the winning stories in the three contest categories—Adult, Youth, and Japanese language—will be showcased with dramatic readings by Keiko Agena, Helen Ota, and Megumi Anjo. Each category winner is awarded cash prize and their story will be published in The Rafu Shimpo, on Discover Nikkei, and on the Little Tokyo Historical Society website.
The contest is presented by Little Tokyo Historical Society in partnership with JANM’s Discover Nikkei project.
Read stories from past Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contests:
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