In times like these, good fiction can be a salve, a consolation, or a catalyst for change. Writing, too, can be a source of solace or transformation: with it, we take the raw materials of life and wring them for meaning, allowing us to navigate the possibilities, and the perils, of the present.
There is no theme for this year’s competition. We are accepting only short stories, and the piece must be no longer than 2000 words.
Landscapes Writing Competition
Write a short story no longer than 1000 words using the theme for your age group. You can be as creative as you like!
Bush (ages 6-9)
Desert (ages 10-12)
Coast (ages 13-17)
Cover Design Competition
Design the cover for our upcoming Summer Reading Guide, using the theme 'Better Read Than Dead' as inspiration!
Calling all artists, designers and avid readers! This time, we're giving both kids AND adults the opportunity to design the cover of our next reading guide.
The winning entry will receive a $500 Better Read Than Dead store voucher and feature on the cover of our upcoming reading guide!
ENTRIES DUE BY NOVEMBER 14