16 April 2005

The Write Stuff web journal 2005 poetry/short story competitions are on again

The Write Stuff web journal 2005 competitions are now open for poetry and short stories.

Category A The Write Stuff Poetry Competition

This section is for a poem up to 200 lines in length; the judge for the poetry competition this year is Stephen Edgar, recipient of the inaugural Australian Book Review prize. First prize: $700; second prize: $200 (Australian dollars)

Category B The Write Stuff Short Story Competition

This section is for a short story of 5,000 to 10,000 words (i.e no fewer than 5,000 and no more than 10,000 words).The judge once again is Giles Hugo, journalist, writer and co-editor of The Write Stuff. First prize: $700; second prize: $200 (Australian dollars)

The deadline for the competition is 30 June 2005 and entries must be postmarked 30/06/2005 or earlier. Results will be announced in August on The Write Stuff web site
http://www.the-write-stuff.com.au/competitions/2005/index.html
Conditions of entry / rules:
he Write Stuff web journal 2005 competitions are now open for poetry and short stories. Category A The Write Stuff Poetry Competition This section is for a poem up to 200 lines in length; the judge for the poetry competition this year is Stephen Edgar, recipient of the inaugural Australian Book Review prize. First prize: $700; second prize: $200 (Australian dollars) Category B The Write Stuff Short Story Competition This section is for a short story of 5,000 to 10,000 words (i.e no fewer than 5,000 and no more than 10,000 words).The judge once again is Giles Hugo, journalist, writer and co-editor of The Write Stuff. First prize: $700; second prize: $200 (Australian dollars) The deadline for the competition is 30 June 2005 and entries must be postmarked 30/06/2005 or earlier. Results will be announced in August on The Write Stuff web site http://www.the-write-stuff.com.au/competitions/2005/index.html
  1. Entrants agree to their submissions being published on The Write Stuff web site if they are prize-winners. It is an express condition for eligibility that entrants must be currently living Australian residents. If youre overseas at the time of making a submission, please send international money orders in Australian dollars only.
  2. Manuscripts must be in English; unpublished, in part or whole, and must not be under offer to another competition or journal. Work previously published in school magazines and newsletters will be regarded as unpublished and may be submitted. Self-published shall be regarded as having been published and is therefore not eligible for this competition. Submissions must be the original work of the entrant. If plagiarism is detected an entry will be disqualified automatically any quoted words or phrases must be acknowledged.
  3. Entry forms can be downloaded from: http://www.the-write-stuff.com.au/competitions/
    * must be signed by the entrant to indicate claim of authorship and acceptance of these rules
    * must be completed in full using black ink, including the following details: the author's name and residential address; postal address (if different from residential address); the category (poetry or short story); the title of the work; and the total number of words (short story)
  4. Observe our anonymity requirements: manuscript pages MUST NOT contain the author's name or address or other features identifying the author. Authorship must be indicated on the official entry form only.
  5. Entries will NOT be returned. Do NOT send your only copy of a manuscript. No alterations can be made to the entry once it has been submitted.
  6. Number of entries: you may submit up to five entries per individual in either or both categories.
  7. Lodge your entries by post: Entries cannot be sent electronically. Entries sent by email, fax or SMS, will NOT be accepted as valid and will not be judged
  8. Entries must be sent by post in an envelope clearly marked
    either 'The Write Stuff Poetry Competition' or 'The Write Stuff Short Story Competition'
    and addressed to: PO Box 368, North Hobart, Tasmania 7002 Australia.
  9. The judges' decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  10. Presentation of entries: Entries must be typed or printed (laser or inkjet) on one side of A4 paper.
    No hand-written entries will be accepted. All pages must be numbered.
    Do not staple your entry form and money onto your manuscript, keep them separate.
    Do not enclose your manuscript in fancy plastic wallets or ring binders.
    Do not enclose supplementary material such as CDs, art work or photographs. These will not be taken into account when judging your writing. Please avoid using a typeface that is very large or very small.
    Special notes:
    Short stories: pages should have a header or footer bearing the title of the work (and not the authors name).
    Poems: if a poem continues on the next page, please make that clear so that the new page is not mistaken as a different poem.
  11. Entry fees: see overleaf. Cheque or money order must accompany the entry form
  12. Receipts for entry fees will only be issued if you enclose a correctly stamped addressed envelope.
  13. Winners will be announced in August at http://www.the-write-stuff.com.au and on the weblog, North of the Latte Line, (http://northline.blogspot.com). The Write Stuff does not undertake to let all entrants know the results you need to look on the above web sites for the results.
  14. Judges: The short story prize will be judged by Giles Hugo and the judge of the poetry prize this year is Tasmanian poet Stephen Edgar.
Disclaimer: No responsibility can be accepted for the loss or damage of any entry, although every care will be taken. The judges' decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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