Writing Competitions this month- February 2009

Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2009
About the Award
This annual short story competition for Australian writers is held in memory of the great Australian writer and former resident of Eltham, Alan Marshall AM. OBE. HON LL.D (1902-1984), whose most well known books are the autobiographical, I Can Jump Puddles, This is the Grass and Pioneers and Painters.

There are three sections in the 2008 Award:
• the Open Section with a $2000 first prize and $1000 second prize for stories up to 2500 words by writers who reside in Australia
• the Local Writers' Section with a $1000 prize for a story up to 2500 words by a writer who lives, works or studies in the Shire of Nillumbik
• the Young Writers' Section with a $400 prize for a story up to 1000 words by a writer aged between 15 and 19 years who resides anywhere in Australia.

For more details click here.

Charlotte Duncan Award
Celapene Press invites entries for the Charlotte Duncan Award for a short story for young readers aged 9-12 years.
This award has been established in the memory of Charlotte Duncan to raise funds for the neo-natal unit at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.
Entry fee: $8 per story.
1st prize - $75

WritersReign Short Story Competition
Theme: 'O Happy Day!' Prizes: 1st £70, 2nd £35 and 3rd £20. Stories between 1,000 and 1,500 words accepted. It may or may not start out dire, but it should at least have a happy outcome. It can be serious or humourous. Write something that will provide the reader with that feel-good factor. Please don’t use the theme title as the title of your story. Entry fee: £3.00 per story. Winning entries will be announced on 30 April 2009 and will be published on WritersReign.co.uk. Entry form and rules available at www.writersreign.co.uk/comp.html
Closing date: 28 February 2009
2nd prize - $50
3rd prize - $25
Winning and commended entries will be published on the Celapene Press website.
Submissions open on 1 December 2008 and close on 28 February 2009.

Visit http://www.celapenepress.com.au/ for more details


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