Okay, I’m having trouble writing a first sentence to this post that expresses the right amount of excitement about these two prizes. Read on and you’ll see what I mean.
Both prizes are run by Future Leaders, an initiative about bringing new educational, political, and creative writing into the publishing world. They put on a tonne of prizes every year, so check them out because chances are, there’s something for you to enter (but here are my top two):
The Future Leaders Writing Prize 2013 is for Australian senior students (year 11/12), for fiction and non-fiction submissions on any topic between 800-1000 words. Which is great because the more freedom, the better! You can get more info on the prize here.
There is no entry fee, and the prize is $1000 plus a publication of your piece. Submit your work online by July 1 2013!
But what if you’re not a high school student? No worries, Future Leaders have got you covered (unless you’re over 23, in which case – sorry).
The Questions Writing Prize 2013 is also accepting fiction and non-fiction of any topic (woo, freedom), and the word count is 1500-2000 words. Again, there’s zero entry fee, so you’ve really got nothing to lose.
The winning entry gets $2000 and their work published by Future Leaders, but again, submissions close July 1 2013, so get your writing in! Find out more about it (and I recommend you do).
The reason I’m super excited about these prizes? I actually co-won the Questions Writing Prize 2012, so I know that this is totally achievable for any emerging writers out there. Get yourselves on to this one, because your name could be on the inside of a pretty book too. And trust me, it’s kind of awesome.