Gotta love writing competitions that are specially crafted for emerging writers. And this one’s a doozy.
It’s as if the Melbourne Library Service decided to bake a cake only they filled it with cash prizes, a bunch of different categories, and love. And took out the entry fee. Because everyone just eats around that bit.
There are five categories to enter:
- Short Story
- Dorothy Porter Award for Poetry
- Graphic short story
- Narrative non-fiction
Each one is worth $1000 to the winner, and the Lord Mayor’s Award (chosen from all five winners) is worth a whopping $5000. Yes, please.
There are different guidelines for each category, so check them out in more detail here.
Check the terms and conditions. It’s worth it, because there are a fair few tricky formatting things. Entries can be submitted online, and have to be in by August 31 2013.
I don’t live in Victoria, so I fall outside the guidelines to enter (grr). But personally, I’d be super excited about the Short Story and Dorothy Porter categories; they’re the pavlova and black forest of the creative writing awards.
I honestly don’t know where this cake metaphor came from. But it’s delicious.