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Last Update: 01-06-03



Easter Competition - Easter Competition - Easter Competition

1st - Pippa's Easter - Ron Lucas
2nd - Tribute - Otto Fischer
3rd - Roadside Diner - Harold Malloy

These stories and other successful stories will feature in our next
anthology. We received 81 entries in this competition and would like to
commend each and every participant.


Writers have until June 30th 2003 to submit their work.

Have you ever had a life changing moment? Sometimes the smallest thing can open up unexpected paths through life, and they can happen when you least expect it. Did you meet your partner in a strange or unusual way? Ever felt that that fate had stepped in and taken charge? Ever been lucky enough to meet your guardian angel? If your answer is yes (or even if you feel inspired to write us a creative piece based on an inspirational idea), enter now!

1st prize $100 - 2nd prize $75 - 3rd prize $50

REMEMBER include a cover sheet with your contact details clearly listed (available within the RW magazine. The word limit is 5,000 with no more than three entries accepted per person.
Include your entry fee (AU$6 for RW subscribers or AU$10 for non-subscribers) then BE CREATIVE and rush your entries along with your entry fee to:

Contest @ Readers’ World
PO Box 776,
Scarborough WA 6919

JuneBug Short Story Competition
This competition is sponsored by
LadybugPress in association with LadybugLive and LadybugFlights.

Rules for participation: All work must be original writing by the author, who must have copyright to the work.
Work must be unpublished. (Published is defined as included in a collection or publication for which a purchase or subscription price is paid.)
Each entry must consist of three short stories, no more than 3,500 words each, by the same author.
All entries must be received by June 30 at 9 pm, US pacific standard time, and must be in the form specified below.
Winning entries will be decided at the sole discretion of the judges — Tied entries shall be decided by Georgia Jones, publisher of LadybugPress.
There are no restrictions on content except that material must be "general audience." Any genre or voice is acceptable — We're looking for good writing and good stories.

How to enter: Entries must be sent by email or email attachment by the date/time indicated above. The subject line must include the words: JuneBug Competition. Messages without that header may not be opened! If you use an older Mac, please copy your stories into the body of an email or save them in RTF format and send as an attached file.
Entries must be in English and no more than 3,500 words per story, and must consist of three stories. Spelling, grammar, and good story structure will be considered, along with creativity and sustained quality (for the Grand Prize).
This year, we are adding extra categories:
In addition to best overall short story and best collection,
we will be looking for the best:
- short story in verse
- story which features a ladybug
- story with all female characters

The Prizes:
The overall Grand Prize will be publication of a Books on CD (Download a sample from our most recent release.) collection of the author's short stories. This prize is separate from the best overall short story prize and is for the best three stories appropriate as the basis for a collection. In addition to LadybugPress publishing your book, an interview with you will be featured in a special JuneBug issue of LadybugFlights and you will receive six months free membership in the new, private workshop area of the Writer's Room, scheduled to premier in June.

First Prize, for the best individual story, is publication in a special edition of LadybugFlights, ISSN: 1530-5775, the opportunity to read your story (or have your story read) on "OnStoryLine" on LadybugLive, and six months free membership in the new, private workshop area of the Writer's Room, scheduled to premier in June.

Special Category Prizes, for the best in the special categories, publication in a special edition of LadybugFlights, ISSN: 1530-5775, and six months free membership in the new, private workshop area of the Writer's Room, scheduled to premier in June.

Each entrant will receive three months free access to the new, private workshop area of the Writer's Room (6 months for the prize winners), scheduled to premier in June, and a special Ladybug gift, toys and trinkets of a ladybug nature — This is a grab bag prize and will be a surprise!

The Making Mundaring Writing Competition

Closing Date: Thursday, July 31, 2003

KSP Writers' Centre
11 Old York Road, Greenmount WA 6056

KSP and the Shire of Mundaring, WA, invites past and present residents, researchers, historians, biographers - writers of all ages, to help celebrate the Centenary of Mundaring.
A community's lifestyle, atmosphere, progress and character, heroes and scoundrels are shaped over time by the combined efforts of its residents and their local government.
Send us your stories - fictional, anecdotal, biographical, personal or historical demonstrating this dynamic partnership in Mundaring's first 100 years. The link may be broad, or specific.

Entry is free in this National competition, generously sponsored by Mundaring business Aceware Programming with promotional assistance from the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society.

There is no limit to the number of entries per writer. No official Entry Form is required, but please check full Conditions before entering.

Sections: Open - no age limit; Youth - 13-18 years; Junior - 8-12 years.

Word counts: Open - 1000-3000 words, Youth - 250-1500 words, Junior - 50-500 words.

Prizes: Open - 1st - $125 + 6 KSP Workshops; 2nd - 6 KSP Workshops.
Youth - 1st - $75 + 6 KSP Youth Tutor Sessions; 2nd - 6 Youth Tutor Sessions.
Junior - 1st - $50 + 6 KSP Youth Tutor Sessions; 2nd - 6 Youth Tutor Sessions
Certificates of Commendation will also be awarded.

**Please note: KSP Workshop and Youth Tutor Session voucher prizes valid to end
2004 and are not redeemable for cash.

Cover sheet, stapled to ms, to note Name of competition, Section entered, title of work, word count, and age of entrant if Youth or Junior. Writer's name must not appear on work.

Separate sheet to note Name of Competition, Section entered, title of work,
word count, and full contact details of entrant, plus age if Youth or Junior entrant.

Award winners will be officially announced and celebrated on Sunday, September 14
at 3 pm at the KSP Writers Centre in Greenmount, WA.

Copyright remains with author, but the Shire of Mundaring will retain entry copies for their archives and possible publication, or display, with acknowledgement to the author.

Send SSAE, or Email for full conditions, or see or

Naked Theatre Company presents
Write Now! 2003 young playwrights’ competition for short plays

3 winners receive:
Production at The Old Fitzroy Hotel Theatre, Woolloomooloo NSW
Critique dinner with playwright David Williamson

Naked Theatre Company has launched its 4th annual young playwrights competition! Entrants from across Australia can submit a short play to Write Now! for the chance to have their play transformed from a script to a full production with the support of some of Australia’s finest advisors and playwrights.

The plays will be judged by a selected panel of industry professionals including actor Rose Byrne, actor/director Jeremy Simms, and actor/writer Brendan Cowell.

The 10 finalists plays will have a staged reading for the public at the Old Fitzroy Hotel, Woolloomooloo in July 2003. 3 winners will be chosen for further workshopping and development, including a critique dinner with celebrated playwright David Williamson.

In December 2003 the Old Fitzroy Hotel will again play host to the 3 winning short plays season TOP SHORTS, featuring some of Sydney’s best up and coming actors, directors and designers.

Entry Guidelines:
Playwrights aged 18 to 30 year olds
Plays 30 pages or less
Deadline 20th of June 2003
$10 entry fee
Send play to NTC, PO Box 3048 Tamarama NSW 2026

For online entry form & details go to

Mudgee Valley Writers Inc
9th Biannual Literary Competition

Closing Date: July 31st 2003

Open theme.
Adult section: Rhyming poem, max 60 lines
Short story, max 2000 words.
Novice section: For adults who have never received any award monetary or certificate. Short story or poem as above.
Junior: under 11 and Junior 11-16: Story, max 1000 words and rhyming poetry, max 40 lines.
Entry fee: Adults $3 per entry; Juniors Free
Prizes: Adults: 1st - $100 plus trophy: 2nd - $50. Junior: 1st and 2nd - trophies.
Highly commended and Commended certificates. Normal competition rules apply
Entry form available but not essential. If required send SSAE.
Competition entries to: Competition Secretary, PO Box 356, Mudgee NSW 2850.

If your writers' group is running a competition, please email us with the details and we will advertise it in this section for FREE!