Thanks to a generous donation from the Blake and Bailey Foundation, Line 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the word “contest” at the end of the title in the subject bar. The contest window is open from 1 December, ’17 to 15 March, ’18. Previously unpublished work only.