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SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition

Date: Sat August 15 2020 12:00 am to Tue September 15 2020 11:59 pm

SBS is inviting aspiring writers from diverse backgrounds to share their stories and have their voices heard with the launch of the SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition. 

Open for entries from 15 August – 15 September 2020, the SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition is searching for the next generation of bold new voices that reflect the diversity of contemporary Australia, providing them with a platform to share their unique experiences and perspectives. 

An initiative from SBS Voices, SBS’s online platform which champions the voices of diverse and often underrepresented Australians, the competition has been created to support the discovery and development of emerging talent and contribute to greater diversity in Australian storytelling. 

Writers aged 18 and over are invited to submit a memoir piece of 1,000-2,000 words on the topic of ‘Growing up in diverse Australia’. The winning submission will be awarded a $5,000 prize to further their storytelling future, as well as having their story published on SBS Voices. 

Entries will be judged by acclaimed author Melissa Lucashenko, winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin award for her novel Too Much Lip, and Benjamin Law, creator and co-writer of the award-winning SBS TV program The Family Law and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia.

Visit SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition website for full information and entries.

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