KSP Short Fiction Writing Competiton

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Short Fiction Competition

The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to present this annual short fiction competition for Australian writers, which is FREE for youth to enter thanks to sponsorship from the Shire of Mundaring. Judges will be looking for good quality original, unpublished writing with engaging characters and a compelling narrative. All fiction styles and themes are acceptable.

Results will be announced at an awards ceremony in December and published on social media and the KSP website thereafter. Shortlisted entrants will be contacted prior to the awards ceremony with an invitation to attend and read an extract of their entry. 
You will need a Submittable account to enter this competition. Don't worry! It is free and easy to set up.
Deadline
5.00pm AWST, 25 September 2020
Costs
YOUTH (up to 17 years): Free 
ADULT (18 plus): 1 story $10; 2 stories $15; 3 stories $20

Limits
YOUTH: Max 1,000 words per entry, up to three entries
ADULT: Max 2,500 per entry, up to three entries
How to Submit
Set up a Submittable account
Prepare your entry/ies according to the formatting rules (refer to Submittable entry form)
Complete Submittable entry form and submit before the deadline.
Prizes
*subject to discretion of judge*
First place $300 prize for open plus weekend residency at the KSP Writers' Centre (non-transferable, $300 value) and $100 first place prize for youth
Second place certificates with $150 prize for open and $50 for youth
Up to five commended certificates for both open and youth
Mundaring National Young Writers encouragement award for under 14s with $25 prize
Select entrants invited to read their story at KSP’s End of Year Awards Ceremony
Competition Judge:
Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning West Australian author. His debut novel Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019) won several accolades including the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. In 2020, Invisible Boys was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and named as a Notable Book by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Holden's writing has been published in Griffith Review, Westerly, page seventeen, Indigo Journal and the Bright Lights, No City anthology. He has written articles for 10 Daily, the Huffington Post, the ABC, DNA Magazine and FasterLouder. He is Deputy Chair of WritingWA.  
How to Submit
Set up a Submittable account
Click below on the 'Submit' button, and select the relevant KSP competition you wish to enter
Prepare your entry/ies according to the guidelines (refer to Submittable entry form)
Complete Submittable entry form and submit before the deadline.

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