HISTORY OF LTG CONTEST
Gary Gill, grandson of the late Lorin Tarr Gill - a former Honolulu
Pen Women member, holds copies of the Honolulu Star Bulletin society
pages from the 1930s. His grandmother wrote for the paper and many
other publications as well.
Lorin Tarr Gill, born in 1889, was a
newspaper reporter, a fiction writer, and later an editor and
article writer for Bishop Museum. She was an active member of the
Honolulu Branch of NLAPW. After her death in 1979, her sons Lorin
Tarr and Tom asked that donations to her memory be made to fund a
contest "to stimulate, encourage, and/or reward excellence in
creative writing, and in all fields of literary endeavor.Ē This
fund, which became the Lorin Tarr Gill Writing Competition, is
administered by the Honolulu Pen Women Branch.
CLICK HERE FOR the 2010 CONTEST Winners
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2012 CONTEST WINNERS
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2014 CONTEST WINNERS
Cash awards will be presented for:
First Place $125
Second Place $100
Third Place $75
Honorable Mention $25
Entries should not have been previously published. Authors retain all
rights and may submit their entries elsewhere.
Maximum Length: (Send as a PDF or WORD document)
∑ Fiction and Nonfiction: limit 8 pages, double-spaced,
using 12-point Times Roman font
∑ Poetry: 40 lines, single-spaced, using standard
12-point Times Roman font
Place the title and page number ONLY on the top right of each
document page. Do NOT include your name, as judges will
receive unmarked entries.
Submit a separate cover page for each entry with:
∑Full title of entry
∑ Authorís full name (no pen names)
∑ Mailing address, phone number, and email address
Email Entries (or questions) to: 2016 Lorin Tarr Gill Chair
Entry Fee: $10 for each entry
The maximum fee is $30 for one entry each in Fiction, Nonfiction and
Please use Paypal link below to pay with credit or
debit card or from your PayPal account.
Deadline: August 31, 2016
will be notified in advance. Lorin Tarr Gill awards
will be presented October 5, 2016
at the Honolulu Pen Women luncheon at the Pacific Club.