April Short Story Comp (Teen/Young Adult)

The Australian Literature Review is accepting submissions of stories 1000 – 3000 words for the April short story comp until midnight April 20th.

The winner will receive feedback of 400-500 words on their short story by two of three writing/publishing professionals below, as well as a Random House bookpack (RRP $214.45).

With your entry, indicate which 2 of the 3 people below you would like to receive feedback from if you win.
The runner up will receive feedback from the person not picked by the winner.

Stories should be submitted to auslit@hotmail.com. The winner will be announced April 30th. Stories can be submitted as a document attached to your email or in the body of the email itself. There are no special formatting requirements. Multiple entries are allowed.

Theme: Teen/Young Adult (a story intended for teen/young adult readers)

Zoe Walton (publisher/editor with Random House Australia)
Michael Pryor (fantasy novelist and short story writer)
Sara Foster (mystery suspense novelist)

Each person is likely to have quite a different focus for their feedback, and the opportunity to compare feedback from two professionals should provide some useful insights and ideas for your story and for your fiction writing in general. Good luck.

This is part of a round of monthly short story comps running in March, April and May.

The books in the Random House bookpack are:

                    HauntedThe Splendour FallsKiss Me Deadly: Tales of Paranormal RomanceFear: 13 Stories of Suspense and HorrorThe Den of Shadows QuartetLaws of Magic 1: Blaze of Glory

                              HeadgamesTrashEye of the Beast (Moonshadow)Dangerously PlacedQuillblade: Voyages of the Flying Dragon: Bk. 1

Haunted by Barbara Haworth-Attard RRP $18.95

The Splendour Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore RRP $17.95 

Kiss Me Deadly Edited by Trisha Telep RRP $18.95 

Fear Edited by R.L. Stine RRP $18.95 

The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Attwater-Rhodes RRP $24.95 

The Laws of Magic 1: Blaze of Glory by Michael Pryor RRP $17.95 

Headgames by Casey Lever RRP $18.95 

Trash by Andy Mulligan RRP $24.95 

Moonshadow: Eye of the Beast by Simon Higgins RRP $16.95 

Dangerously Placed by Nansi Kunze RRP $17.95 

Quillblade by Ben Chandler RRP $17.95


The Australian Literature Review

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4 Responses to April Short Story Comp (Teen/Young Adult)

  1. Cassidy says:

    Is this open only to writers in Australia?

    Thanks for your time.

  2. Pingback: Short Story Competitions – March, April, May | The Australian Literature Review

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