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We are looking for submissions of microlit (microficion and prose poems) of up to 200 words on the theme of Play.

  1. Submissions will only be accepted via the Submittable link.
  2. Entry is free for Hunter category. ( Please note: up to three submissions per entry 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 Intellectual Property shall remain  with individual author on the understanding that the work not be published  elsewhere until after December, 2023.
  9. The closing date is 28  August, 2022. Entries will be accepted up until midnight AEST. Late  entries will not be accepted.
  10. Results will be announced by  February, 2023.
  11. 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]

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