Lilac City Rochester Writers announced its 2018 Short Story Contest winners.
First place honors went to John Caligiuri, of Rochester, for “Waiting for the End of Time.” Caligiuri won $100 and free membership to LCRW. He writes science fiction/alternate history novels. His latest release, “Coctyus: Planet of the Damned,” is available on Amazon. Visit for information.
Second place went to Terry LeFeber with “Neighbors” for a $50 prize and free LCRW membership. LeFeber classifies himself as a storyteller and would-be-poet who authored over 500 short stories and poems. He lives in western New York, and his work is available in several anthologies at and on Amazon.
Sally Valentine, of Rochester, rounds out the winners with “Mothering Ruthie,” and will receive a free LCRW membership. Valentine is the author of a children’s series of adventures set in Rochester, including “The Ghost of the Charlotte Lighthouse” and “Stormed.” Her Rochester series and other work is available on Amazon. Visit for information.
Readers can enjoy these prize-winning tales and 20 other honorable mention stories. The best of the contest entries are being gathered into an upcoming LCRW anthology, “No Page Left Unturned,” to be published in the coming months.
LCRW is a support group for writers in western New York. Members include writers of all levels, from beginners just thinking about writing to professional authors with published works. Meetings, which are held on the fourth Sundays of the month, are divided between in-depth critiques and informational speakers and presentations. LCRW sponsors contests, conferences and special events under its Write On Rochester program.
The group encourages writers to check out a meeting and/or presentation for free before signing up to become a part of its network. Visit for information.