Monday, January 7, 2013

Utica Writers Club Short Story Contest

On March 1, 2013, the Utica Writers Club will begin accepting entries for the Milton and Harriet Shatraw Short Story Contest. Please send your stories and entry fees to:
Milton and Harriet Shatraw Short Story Contest
32 Sanger Avenue
New Hartford, NY 13413

Entries are due by MARCH 31, 2013

Entries will be sorted into 2 categories:
1.    Story Tellers (Writers 18 and older) – entry fee of $5 per story
2.    Student Tales (Writers 17 and under) – entry fee of $3 per story

Stories are restricted in length to 2500 words.

Awards will be:
 $100 for First place, Story Tellers and Student Tales
 $75 for Second place, Story Tellers and Student Tales
 $25 for Most Original Topic

1st and 2nd place prizewinners will also receive free membership to the club for the 2013-2014 season. All others who receive any kind of award receive 50% off their first year’s membership. There will be a minimum of 2 Honorable mention awards in each category. The winning stories will be collected into a contest booklet, a copy of which will be provided to all winners. Authors retain all rights to their work.

A reception open to the public will be held on June 5th in the Kirkland Public Library to celebrate the winners.

The Utica Writers Club is a non-profit organization that has been promoting good writing in the upstate community for more than 70 years. For more information about the Utica Writers Club, the Milton & Harriet Shattaw Short Story Contest, and possible sponsorships for the contest, please visit the website:

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(315) 827-4989

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