Did you have plans this weekend? If so, cancel them.
There are three massive writing opportunities closing in the next 48 hours or so, so rustle up your best bits and pitch, pitch, pitch.
There's a cash prize, but perhaps most importantly, there's the opportunity to work with some of Scribe's editors on your work.
Entries close Friday 28th of August
The Lord Mayor is mad for some prose. And Big RD, along with the UNESCO City of Literature are looking for some exciting new writing.
There are five categories in the Awards:
- Short story (no more than 3000 words)
- The Dorothy Porter Award for Emerging Poets (no more than 100 lines)
- Novella (10,000 – 20,000 words)
- Graphic short story (up to 8 A4 pages)
- Narrative non-fiction (up to 10,000 words)
There are cash prizes for each category and a larger purse for a winner overall.
Entries close August 31
Ahoy short story writers. This one is a doozy.
One of Australia's most sought after fiction prizes is closing soon. So if you've got a great story that is under 3000 words, you could be in the running as well. On top of this, winners are publishied in their final issue for the year. More details on the website.
Entries close August 31.
For many more competitions, check out our Opportunities page.
Geoff Orton is the founder of Writers Bloc. He's also a teacher and a Boston Celtics tragic.