Buzz Words Short Story Prize - 2018
Submissions for the inaugural Buzz Words Short Story Prize are now open!
Entries Open 1st September 2018
Entries Close 31st December 2018
Presented by the Australian children’s literature e-zine Buzz Words, the 2018 Buzz Words Short Story Prize celebrates excellence in Short Story writing by adults writing for children and fills a gap in the children’s literature award landscape. Short stories play an important role in initiating and encouraging young readers.
There will be two prizes: first is $1,000 and second is $500.
Finalist judge is author Jackie French AM, former Australian Children’s Laureate and winner of numerous state and national awards for children’s literature.
The three short-listing judges are Cathie Tasker, who has worked with Australia’s leading trade and children’s book publishers (HarperCollins Publishers, Scholastic Australia and Koala Books) and who teaches the very successful writing course, Short Story Essentials at the Australian Writers Centre, author Bill Condon, winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Youth Literature and three times winner of the CBCA Honour Book of the Year, and author Dianne Bates, recipient of the Lady Cutler Award for distinguished services for children’s literature and founder of Buzz Words Magazine.
The word limit is 1,500 words. Entries open on 1 September 2018 and close on 31 December 2018. The fee is $10 per entry payable through PayPal. A short-list of ten will be announced on 1 February and the winners on 15 February 2019. Terms and Conditions and downloadable entry form can be found here.
Can you share our call for entries on social media and through your communication channels?
Suggested copy for social media is provided below:
Twitter: Introducing the 2019 @BuzzWordsZine Short Story Prize for adult writing for children. First prize $1,000. Australia only. Entries close 31 December 2018.
Facebook: Introducing the 2019 @buzzwordsmagazine Short Story Prize for adults writing for children. First prize $1,000. Second prize $500. Australia only. Entries close 31 December 2018.
If you have any questions about the Award, please do not hesitate to get in touch.