Now Accepting entries for 2018
August 15, 2018

Enter your Short Story

~ "The Friends of Dutton-Dunwich" are accepting short stories, fiction, in English by Canadian authors, neatly typed, in an easy to read font 12pt, double spaced, on white regular 8 x 11 paper, with title and number on upper of each page ( any handwritten entries will immediately be discarded.)


~ Stories must be 3,000 to 3,500 words, accurate word count

~ Cover page with title, accurate word count, author's home address and phone # Submissions will not be returned so Please! Keep a copy!

~ All stories must be the original work of the entering author and previously unpublished or not currently entered in other simultaneous writing contests. After October 5, 2018a short list of authors will be notified by Oct 5, 2018

~ Judges' decision is final. Please note, there will be no correspondence, e-mail or regular mail, or phone calls or personal contact between judges and the entrants regarding any submissions.

~ No e-mail submissions.

~ $10 entry fee must accompany each entry ( money order or cheque made payable to "Friends of Dutton Dunwich") NSF Cheques are grounds for immediate disqualification. Mail cheque or money order along with entry form and story to Friends of Dutton Dunwich
194 Currie Rd., Dutton, Ontario N0L 1J0

~ Deadline for all submissions is August 15, 2018. (No late postmarks accepted)

~ Entry forms are available on-line at

All authors, family and friends are invited to the Gala Award Presentation Ceremony where selected passages will be read. The evening will be a night of celebrating the writings of John Kenneth Galbraith. Following an evening of entertainment and refreshment, the winner will be announced and the presentation of a large cash prize of $2,000 and a cast pewter medallion - The John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award - will take place. On the reverse side of the medallion will be inscribed the winner's name and the year. This event will be held 7 p.m. October 20, 2018, the closest Saturday to Galbraith's birth date of October the 15, 1908, in the West Elgin Performing Arts Theatre 199 Currie Road, Dutton.

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