Call out for 2021 joanne burns Microlit Award

Theme: PULPED FICTION

Length: 200 word max.

Closing date: Aug 1 2020

Submissions of up to 200 words on the theme of PULPED FICTION are sought for the 2020 NWF/joanne burns Microlit Award.

Cri Fi, Sci Fi, Noir, Rom Com, Lit Fic, Western, Horror, Gothic, Fantasy, Fairytale... In this year’s callout we are looking for submissions which play with genre. Feel free to reshape and manipulate some of the well-worn tropes in literature, film or any cultural product. You can create your own generic blends or experiment with fictionalising non-narrative forms. Your approach may be playful, witty, political, philosophical or all of the above. You may choose to write in any prose genre – in fact, hybrid forms are encouraged. 

The 2020 joanne burns Microlit Award which is co-hosted by Spineless Wonders and the Newcastle Writers Festival will be judged by CASSANDRA ATHERTON. Cash prizes of $300 will be awarded to the winner of the National and Hunter categories. 

Finalists in the award will be offered publication in the annual Spineless Wonders’ microlit anthology.

All texts included in the anthology will be considered for inclusion in a range of Spineless Wonders’ multiplatform collaborations including #storybombing activities such as StoryPhones, StoryPosters, StoryPostcards and Pavement Pages as part of the Newcastle Writers Festival as well as in our podcast productions and in the Microflix Awards and Festival.

Submission Guidelines / Conditions of Entry 

  1. Submissions will only be accepted via the Submittable link.
  2. Entry fee is $15.00 for up to three submissions per entry. (There is no limit to the number of entries per person.)
  3. Entrants must be over 18 years of age and must be either an Australian citizen (living anywhere) or a person residing in Australia.
  4. Entries will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.
  5. The judge’s decisions will be final. No correspondence will be entered in to.
  6. Entries are to be no more than 200 words (exclusive of the title).
  7. Submissions under consideration by another competition or publication or work that has been previously published or awarded will not be accepted.
  8. By entering this competition, writers grant Spineless Wonders and the Newcastle Writers Festival limited, fee-free, licence to publish their  work and/or produce and broadcast it as audio or video. Intellectual Property shall remain with individual author on the understanding that the work not be published elsewhere until after December, 2021. 
  9. The  closing date is 1 August, 2020. Entries will be accepted up until midnight AEST. Late entries will not be accepted.
  10. Results  will be announced by December, 2020.
  11. Spineless Wonders will offer publication to the winner and finalists in its annual anthology. All published entries, including the winner, may be edited.

Use of material which may be subject to copyright:

At Spineless Wonders, we value and respect the intellectual property of all authors and artists with which we collaborate. Authors who wish to include the work of other artists in their submissions should undertake due diligence in respect of the copyright of that material. Any material subject to copyright must be acknowledged in the submission and proof of permission to use this material must be provided with your entry. All costs related to the reproduction of copyrighted material are to be borne by the author. For further information, please refer to https://www.artslaw.com.au/ 

For any further inquiries, email info[at]shortaustralianstories.com 

 
Call out for 2021 joanne burns Microlit Award
Theme: PULPED FICTION
Length: 200 word max.
Closing date: Aug 1 2020
Submissions of up to 200 words on the theme of PULPED FICTION are sought for the 2020 NWF/joanne burns Microlit Award.
Cri Fi, Sci Fi, Noir, Rom Com, Lit Fic, Western, Horror, Gothic, Fantasy, Fairytale... In this year’s callout we are looking for submissions which play with genre. Feel free to reshape and manipulate some of the well-worn tropes in literature, film or any cultural product. You can create your own generic blends or experiment with fictionalising non-narrative forms. Your approach may be playful, witty, political, philosophical or all of the above. You may choose to write in any prose genre – in fact, hybrid forms are encouraged.
The 2020 joanne burns Microlit Award which is co-hosted by Spineless Wonders and the Newcastle Writers Festival will be judged by CASSANDRA ATHERTON. Cash prizes of $300 will be awarded to the winner of the National and Hunter categories.
Finalists in the award will be offered publication in the annual Spineless Wonders’ microlit anthology.
All texts included in the anthology will be considered for inclusion in a range of Spineless Wonders’ multiplatform collaborations including #storybombing activities such as StoryPhones, StoryPosters, StoryPostcards and Pavement Pages as part of the Newcastle Writers Festival as well as in our podcast productions and in the Microflix Awards and Festival.
Submission Guidelines / Conditions of Entry
 

  1. Submissions will only be accepted via the Submittable link.
  2. Entry fee is $10.00 for up to three submissions per entry. (There is no limit to the number of entries per person.)
  3. Entrants must be over 18 years of age and must be either an Australian citizen (living anywhere) or a person residing in Australia.
  4. Entries will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.
  5. The judge’s decisions will be final. No correspondence will be entered in to.
  6. Entries are to be no more than 200 words (exclusive of the title).
  7. Submissions under consideration by another competition or publication or work that has been previously published or awarded will not be accepted.
  8. By entering this competition, writers grant Spineless Wonders and the Newcastle Writers Festival limited, fee-free, licence to publish their  work and/or produce and broadcast it as audio or video. Intellectual Property shall remain with individual author on the understanding that the work not be published elsewhere until after December, 2021. 
  9. The  closing date is 1 August, 2020. Entries will be accepted up until midnight AEST. Late entries will not be accepted.
  10. Results  will be announced by December, 2020.
  11. Spineless Wonders will offer publication to the winner and finalists in its annual anthology. All published entries, including the winner, may be edited.

 Use of material which may be subject to copyright:
At Spineless Wonders, we value and respect the intellectual property of all authors and artists with which we collaborate. Authors who wish to include the work of other artists in their submissions should undertake due diligence in respect of the copyright of that material. Any material subject to copyright must be acknowledged in the submission and proof of permission to use this material must be provided with your entry. All costs related to the reproduction of copyrighted material are to be borne by the author. For further information, please refer to https://www.artslaw.com.au/
For any further inquiries, email info[at]shortaustralianstories.com 

 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. 

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