Short Story Competition

Entries now open for the 2019 Short Story Competition

All writers for children  are invited to enter.
The short story (maximum of 1000 words) must be for children but written by someone over 18 years old.
Due date for entries is May 5, 2019.
The winner will be announced at the Narelle Oliver Lecture, State Library of Queensland on 24th May, 2019.
Read last year’s winning entry, Tuckshop Takeover by Combat Dad by Debbie Smith.
There is one prize of $200 for the winner.
The winner’s story will be published in StoryLinks.
Two other stories may be awarded Highly Commended.

Terms and conditions of entry:

Everyone 18 years and over is invited to take part in this FREE competition.
First prize is $200 with two Highly Commended.
Contestants may enter only once.
Maximum number of words 1000 words.
Submissions should be emailed to: 
All entries must be submitted as an email attachment word document.
The email (not the submission) should list: Name of author, Title/s of entry, Word count/s Contact Details, & email address.
Each page should be numbered with the title in a header. Author details must not appear on these pages.
Entries should be in Times New Roman at 12 point double spaced.
Entries should not have won any other competition at the time of entry and should not have been published in any form.
Entries must be the original work of the author and submission acknowledges that information relating to this competition has been read, that it is understood, and all conditions are met.
Entries that have been submitted to this competition previously should not be resubmitted.
The judge/s reserve the right to not award prize money if none of the entries fulfil all set criteria, and/or do not meet the quality sought by the judging panel.
Competition opens 24 February, 2019 and closes midnight May 5, 2019.
Copyright remains with the author with first publication rights to StoryLinks.
Failure to abide by the rules will result in an entry being rejected.
The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into

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