Competitions

Competition: African-Australian short stories

The Centre for Stories in Perth, WA has a competition for African-Australian writers in WA. What is amazing and exciting about it is that if you win, I could be your mentor. And we only require 1000 words. So hop to it! Get writing! More info after the cut.

Theme: Way Of Being
Word length: up to 1000 words
Genre/form: any genre but flash fiction/short story length
Deadline: 25 July 2016
Format: 12 point Arial font in a Microsoft Word document w/ name, address & contact information

Prize: mentoring by WA writers including me, publication in a collection, access to workshops and writing groups.

Judges: Caroline Wood, Afeif Ismail, Sisonke Msimang
Mentors: Nigel Gray, Susan Midalia, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Ken Spillman, Laurie Steed & Marisa Wikramanayake

Submit stories here: [email protected]
Entry fee: none
Notification: Winners will be notified by August 15.

More information: Please see the competition page on the website.

Any questions? Leave a comment – I am happy to answer them if I can.

Marisa is a globetrotting freelance writer, journalist and editor with cat for hire (her, not the cat). She is usually based in Melbourne but is currently flouncing around in Perth for a week for the Inaugural 2018 KSP - Varuna Foundation Fellowship. She will be at Melbourne's Continuum and online running a Writers' Bloc course in the coming weeks.

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