Microflix Entry Regulations
1. LENGTH: films must be no more than 3 minutes long, including credits.
2. FORMAT: Films must be submitted in MP4 format.
3. DEADLINE: Submissions must be made via Submission Manager by midnight, August 1, 2020.
4. TEXTS: Films must be inspired by original works of Australian Microliterature (up to 400 words in length). If you do not choose a text from those provided on the Microflix website (see Browse IMAGE Texts section http://microflixfestival.com.au) then you must be able to provide, along with your submitted film: a) evidence of your right to use the chosen microlit work on which your film is based and b) the work itself (as a Word file) including the title of the work and the author’s name.
5. FILM TITLE: The title of your submitted film should not be the same as the title of the piece of microliterature on which the film is based. Please note: Microflix is interested in multiple interpretations of original texts but wants to minimise the prospect of confusion between films, which could impact negatively on filmmakers’ capacity to promote their films outside Microflix. 

6. CREDITS: The title of text your film is based on and the author who wrote it must  be clearly acknowledged in your film credits. We suggest the following  wording: Based on 'title' by 'author name'. Any film submitted without  acknowledgement of the author will not be eligible.
7. PREVIOUS USE: Films submitted to Microflix must not currently or previously been distributed or broadcast online (other than on school websites associated with films by current students).
8. ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open to individual or groups of filmmakers who are Australian citizens, who are Australians residing overseas as well as to people residing in Australia during the submission period, that is 3 December 2019 to 1 August, 2020.
9. OWNERSHIP: Entrants must be entitled to present the entered film as their own work, or to represent the film in their capacity as the identified creative lead, producer or legal representative of the work being entered.
10. ENTRY FEE: Entry to Microflix is free.  
11. ENTRY LIMITS: There is no limit on the number of times an individual or group can enter.
12. RIGHTS: By entering your film, in the event that your film is accepted for Microflix Awards and Festival, you grant Microflix the right to reproduce part of your film (up to 30 seconds or 30%, whichever is smaller) for the sole purpose of promoting Microflix.
13. CONTENT RESTRICTION: Films which contain content that is likely to be seen as inflammatory, degrading or otherwise unsuitable for public performance will not be accepted.
14. SELECTION: The decisions of the selection panel are final and will not be subject to negotiation or discussion.
15. NOTIFICATION: If your film is selected for Microflix you will be advised via email in October 2020.
Enquiries:     info[at]microflixfestival[dot]com[dot]au
Please be advised that your Microflix registration will be processed by Spineless Wonders Pty Ltd which is the auspicing body of the Microflix Awards and Festival. 

 
Submissions are called for microliterature for the 2020 Microflix Writing Awards. Submission will be curated on behalf of the Microflix Festival by the Australian publishing house, Spineless Wonders . Please read the following carefully:
 

  1. Submissions must respond in prose form to the theme of IMAGE.
  2. Submissions can be up to 400 words in length. 
  3. Entry is open to anyone living in Australia and Australians residing overseas.
  4. Entry is free. 
  5. Each entry can consist of up to three pieces of microliterature.
  6. Submissions will only be  accepted via Submission Manager. 
  7. Submission deadline is midnight AEST, February 1 2020.
  8. Submissions which are selected for inclusion in the 2020 Microflix Awards will be made available  in pdf format on the Microflix website from until August 1 2020. 
  9. Submissions which are adapted into films which then go on to be selected as finalists by the Microflix jurists will be eligible for the Microflix Writers Awards. 
  10. The Microflix Writers Awards consists of a $500 cash prize.

Any queries, email info[at]shortaustralianstories[dot]com[dot]au


 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. To enter you must reside in Australia or be an Australian living overseas
  2. You must be over 18
  3. Submissions are sought for collections of short prose up to 30,000 words. The writing may take the form of fiction or creative non-fiction. The collection may be comprised of short stories, micro-fiction or novella. Submissions may also include reflective essays on the stories in the collection.
  4. All entries to be made via Submission Manager.
  5. Entry fee is $25. Concession holders and full-time students may enter for $20 via a Concession entry form.
  6. Submissions must consist of maximum 30,000 word manuscript.
  7. Entries may consist of audio-visual content, hyperlinks as well as text.
  8. Entries close midnight AEST, February 2, 2020.
  9. Entries may consist in part, but not in total, of work previously published in print or online provided this work is not subject to any existing copyright or licence or any other third party rights; entries may be comprised, in part but not in total, of work which has previously won or been a finalist in other competitions or awards; all work submitted must be your original work. Entries may be co-authored.
  10. The winner will be awarded $3000 and two runners-up will be awarded $1000 each. All three finalists will be offered a digital publication agreement by Spineless Wonders. This includes editorial, art and design, distribution and promotion and ongoing royalties from sales.
  11. The winner and runners-up will be announced in October, 2020.
  12. Entrants selected by the award judge will be contacted prior to the announcement.
  13. By submitting to the Award you are agreeing to the above entry conditions.

For inquiries, email info [at] shortaustralianstories.com.au
 

    

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES  

1. To enter you must reside in Australia or be an Australian living overseas  

2. You must be over 18  

3. Submissions are sought for collections of short prose up to 30,000 words. The writing may take the form of fiction or creative non-fiction. The collection may be comprised of short stories, micro-fiction or novella. Submissions may also include reflective essays on the stories in the collection.  

4. All entries to be made via Submission Manager.  

5. Concession holders and full-time students may enter for $20 via this Concession entry form. General entry is $25.  

6. Submissions must consist of maximum 30,000 word manuscript.  

7. Entries may consist of audio-visual content, hyperlinks as well as text.  8. Entries close midnight AEST, February 2, 2020.  

9. Entries may consist in part, but not in total, of work previously published in print or online provided this work is not subject to any existing copyright or licence or any other third party rights; entries may be comprised, in part but not in total, of work which has previously won or been a finalist in other competitions or awards; all work submitted must be your original work. Entries may be co-authored.  

10. The winner will be awarded $3000 and two runners-up will be awarded $1000 each. All three finalists will be offered a digital publication agreement by Spineless Wonders. This includes editorial, art and design, distribution and promotion and ongoing royalties from sales.  

11. The winner and runners-up will be announced in October, 2020.  

12. Entrants selected by the award judge will be contacted prior to the longlist announcement. 

 13. By submitting to the Award you are agreeing to the above entry conditions.  For inquiries, email info [at] shortaustralianstories.com.au 

DEADLINE EXTENDED. SUBMISSIONS DUE FEB 1 2020.

Spineless Wonders is now accepting submissions of short fiction from writers between 18 and 30 years of age for its digital-only publication program, Slinkies.

Deadline extended. Entries now close 1 December, 2019.

Use this form to submit your short fiction (up to 10,000 words). Feel free to attach information about yourself and your writing. 

If we like your piece we will send you an eSingles agreement.

  FAQs

1. Is it free to enter? YES.

2. Will I be paid? YES. We keep enough to cover editorial and admin costs. The more your story sells, the more you earn.

2. I’m an Australian living overseas. Can I still enter? YES. The competition is open to people under 30 who currently reside in Australia or Australians living overseas. 

3. Will I be able to publish my story elsewhere in print or as part of a collection? YES. Your agreement with Spineless Wonders will be for the digital-only publication of your story. Copyright remains with you and you are free to offer your story elsewhere. 

4. Can I make more than one submission? YES, PLEASE. WE LIKE TO READ. 

5. I’m not exactly sure if what I have written is a short story, novella, a set of linked short stories or some weird hybrid thing – do you still want to see it? YES. We want any kind of prose you’ve got, and we love experimental works. Whether it’s one short story or several, a novella, creative non-fiction, hypertext or graphic novellas, send it our way! 

6. Where will the Slinkies eStories be available? Spineless Wonders eStories can be read on any device with an ereader app. Readers can purchase your story from our website and all ebook retailers. 


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