Col. Darron L. Wright Award

Darron Wright

Thanks to a generous donation from the Blake and Bailey FoundationLine of Advance is presenting the third annual Colonel Darron L. Wright Award. Like us, Darron Wright was a soldier: a larger than life infantry commander with several tours under his belt. And also like us, Col. Wright was a writer: a thoughtful, reflective artist, eager to tell the truth about his men with compassion and a commander’s eye.

This award is presented in his name in an effort to honor his memory. We will accept entries in two categories: poetry, and prose writing. As we here at LOA see the line between fiction and non-fiction as nebulous anyway, the category of “prose” writing can be either fiction, non-fiction, or something in the middle.

We will award prizes to the three finalists in both poetry and prose writing. $250 for first place. $150 for second place. And $100 for third. All submissions for the contest should be emailed to Please include the word “contest” at the end of the title in the subject bar. A brief bio and photo will be asked for, so if you have these at the time of submission then include them as well. The contest window is open from June 1st ’19 to August 31st ’19.



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