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Flash Fiction Competition: Library and Information Week 2019

Monday 18 March • 9:00 am - Monday 6 May • 11:59 pm

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Do you love to write? 

Write a story of 500 words or under, with an Australian history theme. It can be about whatever you like and using any genre as long as it fits the specified theme. Be creative! The winning entry will be published in our newsletter and on our website.

This year we have 2 categories, Adult (18 and over) and Under 18.

Entries open: Monday 18 March 2019 at 9:00am.  Entries close: Monday 6 May 2019 at 11:59pm

Winners announced during Library and Information Week, 20-26 May 2019.

For full details on how to enter including format and eligibility, please read the Terms and Conditions here.

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Judges

Image Elizabeth Jane Corbett

Australian author Elizabeth Jane Corbett will be judging the Adult competition.  When Elizabeth isn’t writing, she works as a librarian, teaches Welsh at the Melbourne Welsh Church, contributes articles and reviews to the Historical Novel Review and blogs at elizabethjanecorbett.com. In 2009, her short-story, Beyond the Blackout Curtain, won the Bristol Short Story Prize. Another, Silent Night, was short listed for the Allan Marshall Short Story Award. Her debut historical novel, The Tides Between, was named a 2018 Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book for older readers. Elizabeth lives with her husband, in a renovated timber cottage in Melbourne’s inner-north. She likes red shoes, dark chocolate, commuter cycling, and reading quirky, character driven novels set once-upon-a-time in lands far away.

Book Cover Image The Tides Between HNSA Logo

 
Image Rafael S.W.

Rafael S.W writes in all genres and styles including short stories, non-fiction and poetry. A past editor for Voiceworks, Catalyst and Ex Calamus Magazines, he has also been a judge for numerous competitions, presented on panels, and president of the Monash Creative Writers’ Club. He has over fifty published pieces online and off, including in The Big Issue Fiction Edition, The Sleepers Almanac, and Award Winning Australian Writing. He has taught creative writing and chess in schools all around Victoria but is still a far way off from mastering either.


Entry Forms

Entry Form: Adult Category

Please make sure you have checked all of the Terms and Conditions before you submit. Please ensure your name is not included anywhere in your story’s PDF document.

CATEGORY: ADULT

Contact Details

Story Title

Story Submission
Please upload your PDF file containing your story. By submitting your story you agree to the declaration below.

Declaration:
I hereby declare that the story entered in the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library 2019 Library and Information Week Flash Fiction Short Story Competition is my own work and has not been previously published or awarded. I have read all the terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.


Entry Form: Under 18 Category

Please make sure you have checked all of the Terms and Conditions before you submit. Please ensure your name is not included anywhere in your story’s PDF document.

CATEGORY: UNDER 18

Contact Details

Story Title

Story Submission
Please upload your PDF file containing your story. By submitting your story you agree to the declaration below.

Declaration:
I hereby declare that the story entered in the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library 2019 Library and Information Week Flash Fiction Short Story Competition is my own work and has not been previously published or awarded. I have read all the terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.


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Details

Start:
Monday 18 March • 9:00 am
End:
Monday 6 May • 11:59 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library
Phone:
9510 3393
Email:
library@pmi.net.au
Website:
www.pmi.net.au

Venue

PMI Victorian History Library
39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Phone:
9510 3393

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