Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Stringybark Future Times Award 2014

The Stringybark Future Times Award 2014 is now OPEN. This competition gives you a chance to look into your crystal ball and contemplate events set after 2020. What will the future bring? How will we respond to climate change? What does the Higgs-Boson mean to you? Are robots more than vacuum cleaners? Will death be conquered? Let your mind speculate about our near or distant future.

You have 1500 words to produce a short story that will delight the judges. International entries welcome.

There is a total value of over $810 worth of prizes in cash and books available. Stories must be sent via email. Closing date for entries is 13 April 2014. Winners will be notified by 17 June 2014. For more information click here.

Owing to popular demand, feedback is now available. For further information click here.

If you need some guidance in how to write this kind of material, consider reading the winning and highly commended stories from our previous book we published in this genre — A Visit from the Duchess - twenty eight award-winning stories from the Stringybark Speculative Fiction Award. They will give you a clear sense of what the judges are looking for. A Visit from the Duchess is available as a paperback or e-book and can be obtained from The Bookshop, or click its cover image below.
Award Winners receive:
First Prize - A$350 cash + publication + certificate + e-book + paperback + choice of any Stringybark book (other than the 2014 Times Past Award book) (Value $382)
Second Prize - A$150 cash + publication + certificate + e-book + paperback + choice of any Stringybark book (other than the 2014 Times Past Award book) (Value $182)
Third Prize - A$75 cash + publication + certificate + e-book + paperback + choice of any Stringybark book (other than the 2014 Times Past Award book) (Value $107)
Authors of highly commended stories may also be invited to have their stories published and if so receive a free copy of the e-book (Value approximately $141)
Entry Fees:
One story - A$9.95
Two stories A$18.90
Three stories A$27.00
Stories must be sent via email.

More details can be found by clicking the appropriate link below
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PRIZE DETAILS
ENTRY CONDITIONS AND STORY CONTENT

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NOTE: After you have submitted your entry you should receive a return email stating that your entry and payment has been received and registered. If you do not within seven days of submission receive an email confirming that your entry has been registered, please contact us to check on your entry’s status. Occasionally the internet is not as reliable as everyone believes and emails do not arrive.

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