1st QUARTER WRITING COMPETITION – FANTASY STORIES

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1ST QUARTER – FANTASY WRITING COMPETITION 2012

Welcome to our First Quarter  Writing Competition. It’s our first writing competition for 2012.

Popular Australian author, Felicity Pulman is our featured author this month and she has kindly agreed to donate two of her books as prizes. As well as these great prizes there will be other books and manuscript assessments to win!

In keeping with the theme of Feclity”s books, this month’s competition is Fantasy Stories of 500 WORDS OR LESS.

You can enter the first part of your story or the whole thing but whatever you submit, it must be 500 WORDS OR LESS.

WHO CAN ENTER:

There will be three categories in the competition:

  • 8-12 year olds
  • 13-17 years
  • adults

On your covering email, please advise which category your are entering.

THE PRIZES

  • Manuscript assessment of your 500 word story plus an additional 500 words.
  • Great books

COST TO ENTER

  • FREE: There is no cost to enter this competition

HOW TO ENTER

1.Submit a 500 word fantasy story you have written or the first 500 words of a fantasy story.

2.You MUST submit it in this format:

  • 12 point type…Arial or Times Roman
  • double spaced (spacing between lines)
  • A4 sized page
  • 3cm margins all the way around your page

3. Submit your entry by email to Dee@deescribe.com.au

4.Please put “Fantasy Story Submission” in the subject line of your email. In the subject line please also include ‘your name’ and the ‘name of your story’.

5. Competition opens 1st January 2012 and closes 31st March (Australian time)

All works must be unpublished. The judges decision is final.

Happy writing and Good Luck!

Dee:)

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WRITING COMPETITIONS FOR 2012

2012 Writing Competitions Writing classes for kids and adults - black header with no writer

Writing Classes For Kids has some great competitions planned for 2012.

Originally, I was going to run a monthly competition, but judging by the feedback I’ve had, writers prefer to have a couple of months to get their entries ready so I’m going to be running quarterly competitions instead.

Each competition will be based on a theme and we will feature authors on the blog who write relevant work.

For example our January Feature Author is Felicity Pulman who writes fabulous fantasy books and is generously donating two book prizes for our writing competition.

Below I’ve outlined our competitions for the year to give keen writers advance warning and the chance to enter every competition.

2012 WRITING COMPETITIONS

The competitions will be run in quarters to avoid confusion amongst  writers who want to enter from around the world.

1st Quarter – January 2012 to 31st March 2012 – THEME: Fantasy

2nd Quarter – April 2012 to 30th June 2012 – THEME: Displacement/belonging/refugees

3rd Quarter – July 2012 to 30th September 2012 – THEME:  Using True Stories in Fiction

4th Quarter – October 2012 to 31st December 2012 – THEME: Journeys

Each month will feature fabulous authors and we’ll have blog posts and writing tips to fit each theme.

Prizes will include free books and manuscript assessments.

Feel free to spread the word about these competitions…and teachers feel free to encourage keen writers in your class to enter.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO ENTER CAN BE FOUND ON OUR COMPETITION PAGE 

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