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San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction

The Friends of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, give a biennial award of $1000 to a writer who has published a significant work of fiction dealing directly with the region of the San Fernando Valley.

Call for Submissions

The Library is now accepting submissions for the 2019 San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction.  Eligible works of fiction may be submitted to the Oviatt Library by the author, publisher, or any member of the public. All entries must be received by the Oviatt Library no later than December 1, 2018. Submissions must be original works of fiction and must be directly related to the San Fernando Valley. The winning author will receive $1,000, and will be honored at an awards reception at CSUN in 2019 to share and discuss their work. Download submission form (MSWord)

The purpose of the award is to recognize important contributions to fiction about (or including significant reference to) the San Fernando Valley, and to promote awareness of the region. Judges for this award include select members of the Friends of the Oviatt Library Board, members of the faculty at California State University, Northridge, and members of the Oviatt Library faculty or staff. 

2017

Winner of the 2017 San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction: Antoine Wilson, Panorama City.

Antoine Wilson with Library Dean Mark Stover