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Life in Shorts

Posted:
Tuesday 28 Apr 2020
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City of Marion Library Service is proud to announce its first short story writing competition, Life in Shorts. The aim of this competition is to engage with, connect with and encourage and motivate the wonderfully talented writers in the City of Marion community during this time of social isolation, physical distancing and working from home, wearing our shorts!

Open to City of Marion residents aged 18 years & over, the competition celebrates short story writing and invites writers of all genres – fiction or non-fiction – and of all levels of experience to submit their work to be in the running for one of two great prizes. Our winners will be chosen by special guest judge, Lynette Washington – publisher & founder of Glimmer Press.

Competition opens 9am Monday 4 May and closes at midnight Tuesday 30 June 2020 with winners announced 30 July 2020.

Download entry form below.

Prizes

First prize = $300 Writers SA gift voucher + 1 Year Writers SA membership ($75) + Annual Pass to all 2021 City of Marion Library Service facilitated adult programs (valid 1 Jan-31 Dec 2021) + 1 Year Australian Book Review Magazine digital subscription ($60)

Runner-up prize = $100 Writers SA gift voucher + 1 Year Writers SA membership ($75) + Annual Pass to all 2021 City of Marion Library Service facilitated adult programs (valid 1 Jan-31 Dec 2021)

First prize & runner up prize winner’s stories will be published on the City of Marion Libraries Facebook page, City of Marion website and may be used in a possible future anthology of stories from City of Marion Library Service run writers’ groups and competitions.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am not a City of Marion resident – can I still enter?

No - Entry is open to City of Marion residents.

Can I submit a story that has previously been published?

Yes.

I am under 18 years – can I enter?

The competition is open to those aged 18 years and over. If you are turning 18 before the competition closing date (Tuesday 30 June), you are eligible to enter.

Can the prizes be redeemed for cash?

No.