Lucky-Shorts-logoLucky Penny Productions presents "Lucky Shorts", a short story readers theatre event on Sunday June 12th at 2 PM. More than three dozen submissions were sent from Sonoma, Napa, and Solano county writers, and a "blind reading" panel of judges selected 11 to be presented before a live audience. Tickets are $10 and children under 16 are admitted free. Tickets are available online - follow this link  - or call 707-266-6305.

Here are the selected stories in order of their presentation: 
"Sub", by Jan Flynn, St. Helena
"Spare the Rod" by Cristina Goulart, Santa Rosa
"Don't Get Me Wrong" by Patsy Ann Taylor, Napa
"Into the Box", by Jean Wong, Kenwood
"The Boat Ride", by Henry Michalski, Napa
"The Note", by Meta Strauss, Sonoma
"Pirouette", by Robbi Sommers Bryant, Santa Rosa
"Hurtling Jade", by Jean Wong, Kenwood
"The Savoy Theatre Singing Competition", by Ann Cash, Napa
"Dusk", by Jennifer Sullivan, Pope Valley
"Joy Ride", by Lenore Hirsch, Napa


Here are the guidelines the authors were give for our first "Lucky Shorts": 


1. Stories must relate to the theme of change/growth in the broadest sense. Personal growth fits the theme, as do changes wrought by an altered relationship, new car, different job or travel. Humor is always welcome.
2. Writers must reside in Napa, Sonoma, or Solano Counties.
3. There is no entry fee.
4. Entries are limited to original work, previously unpublished, which can be read in 10 or fewer minutes.
5. Entries must be double spaced, in at least 12 pt. size font.
6. Stories must be typed/word-processed, pages numbered, and stapled. Do not use binders or covers.
7. Name of author must not appear on manuscript. Submit one copy of story, include a cover sheet with title of your story, your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
8. Submission implies consent to have your story read at Lucky Penny Productions on June 12, 2016. Authors retain all rights to their work for future production or publication.
9. Entries must be postmarked by April 15, 2016.
10. Eight to 10 winning short stories will to be selected by judges chosen by Lucky Penny Productions in a blind reading. Decisions of the judges are final. No submissions will be returned. Authors of chosen stories will be notified by May 23, 2016.
11. Stories cannot be returned. Lucky Penny Productions assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged submissions.
12. Winners may audition (at a date and time selected by Lucky Penny Productions) to read their own work at the Lucky Penny reading on June 12, 2016, or have their work read by a Lucky Penny actor.

Mail submissions to:
Lucky Penny Productions
1357 Foster Road
Napa, 94558. 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY EMAIL. Selected stories will be read in front of a live audience at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2 PM. Audience tickets will be available soon at

For more information, contact Dan Monez at 707-227-8434 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it