Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dayton Daily News/AWW Short Story Contest--Best in Show wins AWW scholarship! Other great prizes! Publication!

(Reprinted from Dayton Daily News, Feb. 13, 2011)

Attention, local writers! We’ve opened the call for entries for the newspaper’s 15th annual writing contest, held in partnership with the Antioch Writers’ Workshop.

The AWW is providing scholarships to this summer’s workshop as prizes for the contest’s top writers. The “best of show” writer will receive a full scholarship to the July 9-15 workshop. First place winners in the adult and teen categories will receive a scholarship to the workshop’s Saturday Seminar, July 9. First place winner of the youth category will receive a gift certificate to Books & Co.

Winning stories will be published in the Dayton Daily News. Other top stories will be published at and on the workshop’s site. 
Here are the rules and deadlines for this year’s contest:

Short story requirements: Fiction only. No memoirs or essays.

Length: 1,800 words maximum.

Stories must be original and unpublished. Writers may submit only one story. Stories must be typed, double-spaced and stapled in the upper left corner. No binders.

Cover page: Each entry must have a cover page with: title(s), writer’s name, age, full address, e-mail address and daytime, evening and cell-phone numbers.

Age categories: Youth (12 years old and younger); Teen (13 to 18 years old); and Adult (19 and older). Entrants must live in the Dayton Daily News circulation area.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by March 25

Entry fees: None.

Manuscripts: Hard copy only; no electronic submissions. Manuscripts will not be returned. Because of the volume, we cannot confirm receipt of individual entries over the phone.

Mail entries to: Dayton Daily News/Antioch Writers’ Workshop Creative Writing Contest, c/o Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.

Winners will be notified around May 1.

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