The winner of Sci-Fest LA’s Tomorrow Prize for New Short Fiction was “Freedom” by Ashley Anderson from Port of Los Angeles High School. Her story was read aloud by Anna Maria Horsford during the award ceremony on May 16.
The other finalists were:
- “An Occurrence at the International Space Station” by Erica Goodwin (Pasadena Polytechnic)
- “Chance” by Janeane Kim (Fairfax High School)
- “The De-Evolution of De-Vices” by Ruby (Cholong) Park (Fairfax High School)
- “Fixing Yesterday” by Athena Thomassian (Fairfax High School)
The contest judges were Joshua Dysart (multiple Eisner Award nominated, Glyph award-winning, New York Times Bestselling comic book writer and graphic novelist), Julia Gibson (author of Copper Magic, a finalist for the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Compton Crook Award), Rosalind Helfand (a writer and organizer in LA’s literary community), Catherine Linka (author of A Girl Called Fearless, winner of the SCIBA Young Adult Novel Award 2014) Robin Lithgow (Administrative Coordinator of the Arts Education Branch of the Los Angeles Unified School District for 14 years) and Jervey Tervalon (author of Monster’s Chef: A Novel).