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What is Microlit?

Short shorts/ microlit/ flash fiction/ microfiction/ very short stories, by any other name would be as… umm… short. The deadline for the national Newcastle Writers’ Festival/Joanne Burns Award 2016 is gaining on us – 31st August. See details here. That might … Continue reading

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Award Winning Australian Writing 2016

                Last Thursday I got the exciting news my story ‘Koi’, which won the Inaugural Newcastle Writers’s Festival Microlit Competition has been selected for the Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 anthology! And to top it off … Continue reading

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THE NWF/JOANNE BURNS AWARD 2016

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 … Continue reading

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The ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

In 2010 the Australian Book Review formed the annual ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. It was created to honour a highly respected Australian short story writer and has become one of our leading short story awards. Entries are now open to … Continue reading

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Catchfire Press Submissions

Catchfire Press is calling for submissions of prose and poetry for their latest competition. All entries will be considered for inclusion in their new publication WATERMARK. It is also inviting submissions for the cover design. This opportunity is open to … Continue reading

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Winning over Short Story Competition Judges – Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at what judges look for in a winning short story. This post deals with how to send your stories to competitions to give yourself the best chance of success. 1. Identify your market. If you’re … Continue reading

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Winning over short story competition judges – Part 1

My friend was once told by an experienced short story judge that she wouldn’t win any competitions with her stories. Not because they weren’t good enough, but because they didn’t follow the ‘competition formula.’ By formula the judge meant plot-driven … Continue reading

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