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DURAINES WRITING CONTEST which is sponsored by Duraines Designs is running again. 


THIS YEAR WE HAVE INCREASED THE PRIZES!!!



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:  THE DURAINES  WRITING CONTEST IS FOR SHORT STORY FICTION/NON-FICTION/EDUCATION, AND POETRY. ANY THEME IS ACCEPTABLE. (INCLUDING CHILDREN'S). MAXIMUM WORD COUNT IS 25,000. THE THREE AWARDS FOR SHORT STORIES ARE $7500/5000/2500.  THERE WILL ALSO BE TEN HONORABLE MENTIONS AWARDED FOR $500 EACH.  ENTRY FEE: $40.00 FOR EACH SHORT STORY. IF YOU SUBMIT TWO (2) SHORT STORIES THE ENTRY FEE IS $75.00. THE THREE AWARDS FOR POETRY ARE $3000/2000/1000.  ENTRY FEE: $20.00 FOR EACH POEM. IF YOU SUBMIT TWO POEMS THE ENTRY FEE IS $35.00.  THE CURRENT SUBMISSION PERIOD IS FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2009 UNTIL MARCH 1, 2010.



BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, CONTACT INFORMATION AND WORD COUNT ON A SEPARATE COVER SHEET.  PLEASE DOUBLE SPACE AND NUMBER PAGES.  PUT THE TITLE OF YOUR WORK AT THE TOP OF EACH PAGE.  PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR TITLE PAGE ONLY FOR FAIR JUDGING.


WINNERS WILL BE DISPLAYED ONLINE.  YOU MUST SEND YOUR SUBMISSION ALONG WITH YOUR ENTRY FEE (CHECK OR MONEY ORDER) MADE PAYABLE TO KEITH ROBERTSON TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:  KEITH ROBERTSON, WRITING COORDINATOR, 398 SHERMAN STREET, BUFFALO, NY  14212-1159. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE US MAIL.  


ALL WORKS WILL BE THOROUGHLY READ BY A PANEL OF JUDGES.  ALL WORKS WILL REMAIN PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR MANUSCRIPTS.





















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