This Short Story Competition is the tenth for our association. We have been encouraged with the entries we have received over the years—some years better than others. Last year we had record entries and the judge’s commented that the quality of writing was of a high standard. We hope this year is the same. We hope by having this competition that we may encourage writers to submit their work to a competition and to have it judged. The winners seem genuinely excited and delighted when told of their wins. We feel we may encourage new or emerging writers as well as many who have already become authors, and we all look forward to the results of the competition.
We have allowed plenty of time for writers to work on their stories, and are confident that our three judges, selected for their experience and broad knowledge of writing will find three winners of merit The Friends wish all competitors good luck and enjoyable writing.
Theme: any topic you like.
Word length: should not exceed 3000 words
Page numbers: please put page number on top right hand corner of each page.
Maximum 3 entries per entrant, with separate entry form per story. Only one cheque, electronic transfer or money order per author is required.
Identity: the author’s name must be on the entry form only. It must not appear on manuscript or title page, only the story title to be on manuscript.
Manuscripts will not be returned so make sure you keep a copy.
Copyright remains with the author. Winning entries will be included in our own publication. and available to be read on our website and at all East Gippsland Regional Libraries.
The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Please note: entries are not registered until after closing date.
Winners will be contacted by phone/email or letter. Prize money will be sent to winners, along with a certificate and a booklet of winning stories.
Results will also be published on our website www.friendsofpaynesvillelibrary.com, in East Gippsland media, and on East Gippsland Shire website: www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au.
More information can be obtained by contacting the Friends of Paynesville Library at: email@example.com
An entry form can be downloaded from our website www.friendsofpaynesvillelibrary.com.
For more information, visit https://www.friendsofpaynesvillelibrary.com/short-story-competition