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DigiWriting has partnered with the Rotary Club of Stratford to support emerging writers, indie authors and literacy in an annual Short Story Contest where winners will be announced during the Stratford Writers Festival each October.

In 2017 we are hosting the FREE Short Story Contest winners celebration to kickstart our festival on the first day just before the A Means to an End: Keeping a Series Alive panel discussion with Eric Walters, Richard Scrimger and Shane Peacock. The Rotary Club of Stratford will present the cash prizes to the various winners followed by photos, sandwiches and refreshments in the main lobby at 5:30 p.m. View the shortlist to see if you know someone on the list!

Event: Short Story Contest Winners Celebration
Date: Friday October 20th
Place: Amphitheatre at Knox Presbyterian Church
Time: 5:00 pm

Details about the Rotary Club of Stratford Short Story Contest 

Writers of all citizenships may enter the contest and may submit multiple submissions (there is no fee to enter or submit). There are two categories in which you can submit your story: Teen (Age 19 and under) and Adult (Age 20 and over)

Winners will receive the following prizes:

19 and under / Teen:

  • First: $300
  • Second: $200
  • Third: $100

20 and over / Adult:

  • First: $500
  • Second: $250
  • Third: $100