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.
ENTRIES DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30
Cover Design Competition
Your design can be created in any medium; illustrated, painted, a collage or a digital design, and can feature any images you think fit the theme of SPRING AND/OR FATHER'S DAY. The limit is your imagination!
The winning entry will receive a $250 Better Read Than Dead store voucher and feature on the cover of our upcoming reading guide! We will also include a gallery of Runner Up entries inside the reading guide. Artists will be fully credited for their designs.
ENTRIES DUE BY AUGUST 1
Writing Competition - Ages 6-12
Using the theme 'windows' as inspiration, write a short story no longer than 1000 words. You can be as creative as you like - you can write about what you see out your window, a window of opportunity, a window into the past or future - any window that you like!
All the entries will be published in a Better Read Kids Writing Anthology, with the winning entry receiving a $100 Better Read Than Dead voucher, and two runners up receiving a $50 voucher.
ENTRIES DUE BY MAY 31