A short story competition for local young writers aged between 13 and 21 years. Sponsored by Bangalow Lions and Brian Warrick.
Are you a keen young writer? Have a story you have been wanting to share with the world? Write a 1,000 word short story for your chance to win $1000 and publishing opportunities with Byron Writers Festival!
The Susie Warrick Short Story competition for our local young writers aged between 13 and 21 years is now open. The competition is generously sponsored by Bangalow Lions and Brian Warrick, and is open to residents of the Northern Rivers area (from Tweed Heads in the north, to Taree in the south, and west to Kyogle).
First prize includes $1000 to go towards skills development and furthering the winner’s writing career. The winner will also receive:
1-Day Byron Writers Festival pass (Sunday)
Recognition at award presentation on Sunday 5 August at the 2018 Festival
Publication of the winning story in northerly, the bi-monthly magazine of the Byron Writers Festival.
Two runners-up will also have their stories published northerly.
Applications close: Thursday 26 July 2018 Winner notified: Monday 30 July 2018
To be eligible to enter you must:
Be aged 13-21 years
Be a resident of the Byron Writers Festival catchment area which extends north to Tweed Heads, south to Taree and west to Kyogle.
Enter a story that has not been published elsewhere (either in print or electronically) and has not won any previous awards.
Be available for the winner announcement on the Sunday 5 August session at the Byron Writers Festival, Elements of Byron Resort.
Prepare a cover page that includes your name, date of birth, school (if any), address, email and phone.
Email cover page and your 1,000 word story to [email protected], or alternatively print and post it to the postal address below.
Do not include your name on any page of the manuscript. Your name should only appear on the cover page.
Ensure you write the title of your story in the header or footer of the manuscript.
Be sure to retain a copy of your manuscript as submissions will not be returned.
Applications close: Friday 20 July 2018
Postal Address Susie Warrick Young Writer’s Award
Byron Writers Festival
PO Box 1846
Byron Bay, 2481