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2021 Microflix Writing Awards

Date: Sun February 21 2021 12:00 am to Sun February 21 2021 11:59 pm

Spineless Wonders seeks short prose writing of any genre and on any theme for the 2021 Microflix Writing Award. We are looking for writing that will zing off the page and inspire filmmakers to adapt it for the screen. Submissions can be up to 400 words in length. Entry is free and submissions close on 21 February, 2021. All submissions must be made via this link.

How it works

Submissions to the award will be judged by Microflix Curator and international expert on microliterature, Professor Cassandra Atherton. Selected authors will be notified and their submissions will uploaded to the Microflix website where they will be available to filmmakers to adapt into entries in the Microflix Awards.

Our panel of jurists will select the winner of the 2021 Microflix Writing Awards from the pool of finalist films selected for the Microflix Festival. All authors whose work is used as the basis of the finalist films will be paid a modest film royalty.

Conditions of entry

Submission will be curated on behalf of the Microflix Festival by the Australian publishing house, Spineless Wonders . Please read the following carefully:

  1. Submissions are to be presented in prose form in, in any genre and on any theme.
  2. Submissions can be up to 400 words in length. 
  3. Entry is open to anyone living in Australia and Australians residing overseas.
  4. Entry is free. 
  5. Each entry can consist of up to three pieces of writing
  6. Submissions will only be  accepted via Submission Manager. 
  7. Submission deadline is midnight AEST, February 21, 2021.
  8. Submissions which are selected for inclusion in the 2021 Microflix Awards will be made available  in pdf format on the Microflix website from until the closing date of the 2021 Microflix Awards.
  9. Submissions which are adapted into films which then go on to be selected as finalists by the Microflix jurists will be eligible for the Microflix Writers Awards. Authors will be paid a modest fee for allowing their text to be adapted.
  10. All finalists will be in the running for the Microflix Writers Awards consisting of a $500 cash prize.

Any queries, email info[at]shortaustralianstories[dot]com[dot]au


For more information, visit the Microflix Festival website.

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