Short Story Contest, Writers Circle of Durham Region

Tell me a story.” The appeal of a good story never dies, whether it’s a bedtime tale for a tiny tot, a spooky yarn by the fire or a classic short story. The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region (WCDR) wants you to tell us a story. We’re calling all storytellers, writers and mad scribblers to submit their best short stories to our 2008 contest. Choose any genre, subject or style, just keep it short – the story cannot exceed 1500 words.
Entries must be original and unpublished and not submitted elsewhere for publication or broadcast. Sharon English, Barry Dempster and Barbara Kyle will do the final judging — stories will be judged on their originality and sense of craft in the work. Winners will see their entry published in a special edition of the Word Weaver, WCDR’s bi-monthly newsletter, and on our website at Winners will be invited to read their entries at a future WCDR event.
Prizes will be awarded based on a percentage of entry fees collected:
First prize – 25 % cent of entry fees with a $100 minimum prize
Second prize – 15 % of entry fees with a $60 minimum prize
Third prize – 10 % of entry fees with a $40 minimum prize
The contest is open to all writers, 18 years and over. Entry fee is $10 Canadian.
Stories must be received by midnight on December 1, 2008. Electronic submission only. More details at
Address any questions to
The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region (WCDR)
is dedicated to raising the profile of writers of all kinds, and at all levels, by offering a forum through which they can find support, education and networking opportunities. As a non-profit umbrella organization, WCDR has worked since 1995 to draw together individuals and groups with common interests in promoting the art and skill of writing, fostering literacy, and providing moral support to our members. To find out about the many writing-related activities WCDR offers, please explore
MEDIA CONTACT: Heather M. O’Connor, WCDR Director of Public Relations

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