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New short story prize launched for adults writing for children

Australian children’s literature electronic magazine Buzz Words has launched a new short story prize for adults writing for children.

The Buzz Words Short Story Prize ‘celebrates excellence in short story writing by adults writing for children’. Stories submitted should be for children between ages 8 and 11, and no longer than 1500 words.

The winner will receive $1000, with the runner-up to receive $500, and the winning entries will be published by Buzz Words.

The shortlist will be chosen by a panel of three judges, including creative writing teacher and former publisher Cathie Tasker, author Bill Condon, and author and Buzz Words founder Dianne Bates, who is also sponsoring the competition. Author Jackie French will then decide on the winner.

Entries are now open, and will close on 31 December 2018. A shortlist of 10 will be announced on 1 February and the winners will be announced on 15 February 2019.

For more information, see the website.



Category: Junior Local news