It’s time again for the Microlit Award jointly-sponsored by the Newcastle Writers Festival and Spineless Wonders.
Finalists in 2015 saw their work made into visual presentations. Very exciting! Check out my winning story under ‘videos’ here.
In 2016 finalists will be considered for publication in an anthology, and in another innovative multi-platform spectacular selected stories will be included in Spineless Wonders’ #storybombingNWF17 project.
Length: 200 word max.
Closing date: Aug 31
The 2016 joanne burns Microlit Award will compromise both national and local categories. The national category, open to Australian citizens living anywhere and to any person residing in Australia, will be judged by the award-winning writer, scholar and critic, Cassandra Atherton. The Newcastle category, open to Hunter residents, will be judged by Joanna Atherfold Finn and winner of the 2016 Newcastle Writers Festival Microlit Competition, Karen Whitelaw.
Winners of both categories will receive cash prizes of $300.
We are looking for writing which responds imaginatively to the theme of ‘landmarks’. Landmarks may be critical or celebratory, watershed moments or turning points in history and culture or in relationships. There are literal landmarks and marks on the land(scape). Interpret the theme as broadly as you wish, using any tone, from the serious to satirical, from whimsical to witty.
Microlit includes any form of short writing such as flash fiction, prose poem, dramatic monologue etc. Please note that we do not accept poems with line breaks for this competition.
Details are available here.