We are looking for submissions of microlit (microficion and prose poems) of up to 200 words on the theme of Play.
- Submissions will only be accepted via the Submittable link.
- Entry fee is $15.00 for National category. ( Please note: only one submission per entry. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.)
- Entrants must be over 18 years of age and must be either an Australian citizen (living anywhere) or a person residing in Australia.
- Entries will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.
- The judge’s decisions will be final. No correspondence will be entered in to.
- Entries are to be no more than 200 words (exclusive of the title).
- Submissions under consideration by another competition or publication or work that has been previously published or awarded will not be accepted.
- 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 Intellectual Property shall remain with individual author on the understanding that the work not be published elsewhere until after December, 2023.
- The closing date is 28 August, 2022. Entries will be accepted up until midnight AEST. Late entries will not be accepted.
- Results will be announced by February, 2023.
- Spineless Wonders will offer publication to the winner and finalists in its annual anthology. All published entries, including the winner, may be edited.
For any further inquiries, email info[at]shortaustralianstories[dot]com[au]