6 th. Interscholastic Short Story Contest 2012 Andrés Bello University
Troncoso, Ximena, ed.
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Every year, literary creation surprises us through the Interscholar Short Story Contest, organized by the Interscholar Direction Department of Andrés Bello University and sponsored by Writer Society of Chile, SECH. This initiative allows that more than a thousand young creators throughout the country, lay their thoughts and feelings in a piece of paper, transforming them into original stories. We really value this dedication that ends up in a piece of work. These tales talk about our own time, our questions, hopes and dreanis, specially our youth's. This is why our institution considers necessary to set up a written registration and makes the task of introducing this new book, a goal of its own. This book contains the prized works of the 2012 Interscholar Short Story Contest. You will be able to find original and creative stories, as well as rich prose and really interesting characters. The judges have determined winners, honor mentions and special prizes in seats located in Santiago, Concepción and Viña del Mar. These stories were sent from all over the country. They also include a small paragraph that tells the reader the writer's motivation for creating such story. Oral and written communication are fundamental for educational processes so as this base has been left behind lately, our University is convinced that it is necessary to increase the interest for reading and writing in our society. We appreciate the commitment of SECH that will allow these young creators and the whole university community, to have the opportunity of sharing the presentation of this book with well-known writers that play a very important role in our culture. We hope this Contest and the publishing of this book, may beco me a new start for these students that show us so early a real vocation for art and specially words. We also appreciate the participation of distinguished writers such as Jaime Quezada, Reynaldo Lacámara, Pablo Azócar, Guido Eytel, Rolando Rojo, Juan Cameron, Marcela Sandoval and Silviana Riqueiros as judges of the 2012 Interscholar Short Story Contest in Spanish and English. To each of them, our recognition. We deeply value the hard work of our Humanities and Education Faculty academics and directors, specially professors Salvador Lanas, Stefanie Massmann, Norma Drouilly, Kristov Cerda and María Soledad Carriel. Thank you for doing such a good job. Finally, thanks to all the teachers who participated in the pre-selection of these short stories and to the encharged writers of editing this book. Thanks to our sponsors Librería Antártica and El Mercurio. It is time now to celebrate our young authors by reading each page of the present edition. Dr. Pedro Uribe Universidad Andrés Bello Principal.