Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Not Poetry, But Words Still...

I received notice of a writing competition recently, and have decided to forward on the details to others in Australia. The competition is for either a 'Super Short story' or a memoir. There are cash prizes offered for 1st and 2nd prizes, and certificates for worthy entries. There is a fee for entering, but, considering the prizes monies on offer, the fee is reasonable.

I've put this notice on this blog, because in reality, super short stories have many of the same requirements as poems, so why not!

I used to get a real buzz out of entering these kinds of competitions, and I'm seriously thinking of giving this one a go. You've got to be in it to win it!

Here are the details:

FAWNS Super Short Story Competition 2012

Category A: Super Short Story.
Category B: Memoir.  A memoir is defined as a memory in the writer’s life of an incident, or a number of incidents relating to a single theme.

Closing Date: Sunday 30th September, 2012.

The same conditions apply for both categories.
Maximum - 700 words.
Prizes: 1st - $200; 2nd - $100, Highly Commended and Commended certificates.
Entry fee; $5 – cheques made payable to Fellowship of Australian Writers North Shore Branch.  Stamps or coins will not be accepted as payment for entry.
Enclose a business-size envelope SSAE for results.
No email entries will be accepted.
No entry form required.  Story text, title and page numbers only to appear on entry. Attach a cover sheet stating category (A or B), writer’s contact details, title of entry and word count.  No clip art or decoration of any kind.
Submissions must be the original work of the author, not having won a cash prize at close of competition and not submitted concurrently elsewhere, typed on single-sided A4 paper, double-spaced.
Judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entertained.
Send entries to: Competition Convenor, 5 Clement Street, Strathfield South, 2136
Closing date: Sunday 30th September, 2012
For further information, email
Results will be posted on this website by Friday 9th November 2012.

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