New Mardi Gras Short Story Competition 2010

October 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Submissions for the 2010 New Mardi Gras Short Story Competition are open: A national (Australian) competition for members and friends of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community (GLBTQ).

Entry Requirements

Theme: ‘Making History’

Authors are free to interpret these words in any way they wish, however the story must feature New Mardi Gras values:
To celebrate and enable visible and proud GLBTQ people in their communities.

Entrants need not identify as GLBTQ, but the story must be GLBTQ themed.

Word Limit: 750 words.

Closing Date: Entries must be postmarked by 5pm on 4th January 2010

Judging
The competition winners will be decided by three totally independent judges.

Prizes
First Prize: A Sydney Writers’ Centre course voucher, worth $400; plus a book voucher from Gleebooks worth $250; and one year’s membership of the NSW Writers’ Centre.  Total prize package: $715
Second Prize: A Sydney Writers’ Centre voucher, worth $100; plus a book voucher from The Bookshop Darlinghurst worth $150. Total prize package: $250
Third Prize: A Sydney Writers’ Centre voucher, worth $100; plus a book voucher from The Feminist Bookshop, worth $75. Total prize package: $175
Youth Prize: Prize for best entry written by an author 25 years of age or under: $200 cash, donated by Gay-Ebooks; plus a Sydney Writers’ Centre voucher, worth $100.  Total prize package: $300

(Please tick box on entry form to be considered for this category).

Winners’ Event: All prize winners as well as authors of selected highly commended entries will be invited to read their stories at a special Mardi Gras Festival event.

Publication: All prize-winning and highly commended entries will be published by Gay-Ebooks, and will appear on the New Mardi Gras website for the duration of the 2010 Mardi Gras Festival.

Entry Fees:
$15.00 Full price
$10.00 Concession

NMG Short Story App 2010 form.

[via Feminist Bookshop]

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