Local writers! Answer the call for entries for this 18th annual writing contest, held in partnership with Dayton Daily News and the Antioch Writers' Workshop.
The AWW is providing scholarships to this summer's workshop as prizes for the contest's top writers.
Top awards: Best in Show from either teen or adult categories will win a full scholarship to the Summer Program, July 12-18. First place in teen and in adult wins a $125 scholarship toward the Summer Program. First-place winner of the youth category will receive a $25 gift certificate to Books & Co.
The best in show and first-place winners will be featured in an article in the Dayton Daily News. Other top winners will be listed in the Dayton Daily News.
Top winning entries will be published on DaytonDailyNews.com and on the workshop's site.
Genre: Fiction only. No memoirs or essays.
Length: 1,800-word maximum.
Entries: Stories must be original and unpublished.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. Hard copies only. Manuscripts will not be returned. Because of the volume, we cannot confirm receipt of individual entries over the phone.
Cover page: Each entry must have a cover page with title, writer's name, age, full address, email address and daytime, evening and cellphone 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 April 28, 2014.
Entry fees: None.
Mail entries to: Dayton Daily News/Antioch Writers' Workshop Creative Writing Contest, c/o Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Winners will be notified around May 3.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle.Fong@coxinc.com.