Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition

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THE Newcastle Herald is inviting writers from across the Hunter to enter its third annual short story competition. The twenty-five shortlisted stories will be published in the Herald from December 26 to January 23. Stories must be inspired by one of the four photographs above.

Submissions must be between 800 and 1000 words and participants must be residents of the Hunter Region.

A winner and two highly commended entrants will be selected.

The winner will be rewarded with a library of 50 new-release books valued at $900, a weekend pass to the 2015 Newcastle Writers Festival in March, as well as a Kobo Touch e-reader and silicon case package valued at $110, courtesy of Domayne Kotara.

The two highly commended entrants will each receive a $150 voucher from MacLean’s Booksellers, Hamilton.

Read the conditions of the competition and find larger copies of the photos here and submit your entry as an emailed attachment to summerherald@theherald.com.au by 9am on Monday, November 24.

Good luck!

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3 Responses to Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition

  1. Thanks Karen – I will definitely be putting a story in again this year! Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces in the paper again 🙂

  2. Anne Butt says:

    Good luck to all those entering. Be encouraged by John Steinbeck who wrote to a friend:
    ‘I learn that all of my manuscripts have been rejected three or four times since I last heard. It is a nice thing to know that so many people are reading my books. That is one way of getting an audience.’

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