Wheatbelt Writers Short Story Competition

Published on Thursday, 8 December 2022 at 8:00:00 AM

The competition is organised by Wheatbelt Arts & Events, Inc. (WAE) to run in conjunction with The York Writers Festival taking place 18-19 March 2023.

Unpublished writers are invited to submit a fictional story on any subject. The story must be between 1200 and 1500 words and there are two categories:  17 and under and Over 17.

The prize pool is $1000 consisting of:

  • Winner 17 and under - $250
  • Second place 17 and under - $50 to spend in Barclays Books, York
  • Winner Over 17 - $500
  • Second place Over 17 - $200 to spend in Barclays Books, York

Major Sponsor Jenny Garroun, of Botanicalia Café + Gallery Shop, York said “This competition offers a platform for any unpublished, aspiring, emerging or young writer based in the Wheatbelt to present their work in the public arena and gain experience and motivation and potentially win a great prize”.

WAE is grateful to all sponsors for their support launching this competition:  Botanicalia Café + Gallery Shop York, Patechnica Gallery – arts & artifacts York, Barclay Books York,  Hope Farm Guesthouse York.

Entries opened 1 December 2022 and close 20 February 2023.

How to enter:

  1. Email: competition@yorkfestival.com.au to register your name
  2. Pay your $10 entry fee by EFT to:

Acct name: Wheatbelt Arts & Events, Inc., BSB: 633 000, Acct: 159 838 380

Use COMPETITION and your SURNAME as the reference

  1. Submit your entry by email to competition@york.wa.gov.au before Monday 20 February 2023

More info: www.yorkfestival.com.au     FB: @yorkfestival      Email: competition@yorkfestival.com.au

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