Deadline: September 30, 2022

Entry fee: $5

About the competition

The Minds Shine Bright writing competition Storm is open for entries

Whether it’s fast and furious, loud and bright, something that’s brewing or a spirit summoned tempest, bring us your best writing to warm our hearts through this cold Melbourne winter.

Competition guidelines

  • We accept short stories, poems, short scripts and flash fiction 
  • We seek short, succinct fiction. The word limit is 2500 words across all categories except flash fiction where the limit is 1000 words
  • There are no category-specific prizes. 
  • There is a focus on a smaller set of writers
  • The prize structure follows a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 format:
    • The winner receives $500
    • Second place – $400
    • Third place – $300
    • Fourth place – $200
    • Five commended entries receive $100 each.
  • Winners and commended entries will be published by Minds Shine Bright in an e-book.
  • A further 10 writers be awarded certificates and gifts of recognition.
  • Winners are selected based on literary merit.
  • The entry fee is $5 per entry
  • Each entry submitted must be the original, unpublished work of the submitting writer.
  • The judge of Storm is Amanda Scotney, founder of Minds Shine Bright and all entries are judged blind.
  • Writers must include the theme of storm in some way in each entry.
  • Submit your entry here.
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