Upcoming Opportunities

This is a sample of the sort of thing we are emailed regularly.

The Mornington Peninsula Prize 2010

Offered by the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Vic) Peninsula Region

Short Story Competition

A short story of up to 3,000 words:  open theme and genre.

First Prize $300, Second $150, Third $50, Highly Commended and Commended certificates.

Entry Fee: $7.50 per story.

Conditions of Entry:

  • Stories must be entrant’s own work, must not have been published and must not have been awarded First Prize in any other competition.
  • A fully completed entry form is required; blank entry forms may be photocopied.
  • 12 pt Times New Roman / Courier font, double-spaced and single-sided on A4 white paper.
  • Entrant’s name not to appear on manuscript, only on entry form.
    • Staple entries on top left-hand corner.
    • Entrants are advised not to send original copies of their stories.
    • Entries to be sent as hard copies only.
      • No email submissions accepted.
      • Multiple entries accepted, but each story entered requires the nominated fee.
      • Entries breaching these conditions will be disqualified by the Competition Co-ordinator.  The judge(s) determine prizes and commendations.  These decisions are final.

Competition opens 3rd May 2010 and closes 30th July 2010.  Open to residents of Australia.

For an entry form / results sheet, please send a SSAE to P.O. Box 574, MORNINGTON, VIC, 3931, or email peninsulafaw@bigpond.com

All money orders and cheques are to be made payable to:  FAW Peninsula Branch.  Please do not send cash in the mail.

We are looking for unique and well-written stories, so enlighten us, make us laugh or cry, but make it memorable for your chance to win.


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