Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Send Them Stories Out!

The 2007 Commonwealth Short Story Competition is now accepting enties. Ist prize - a cool £2,000! Deadline 1 May 2007.

Rules and further information here.

Don't forget too that the editors of Elarti want your fiction (in English and Malay) and the closing date for Silverfish New Writing 7 is March 31st.

Get writing!!

12 comments:

Kenny Mah said...

Cool beans! Time to hit that notepad! :)

Thanks for the information, Sharon!

Ater said...

600 words? Wahlau, that's really a short story. Perhaps careful, artsy compositions is what will eventually stand out.

bibliobibuli said...

600 words is a very short, focused piece with nothing wasted, a very intersting challenge. i'm up for it too!

tunku halim said...

What an opportunity for all writers. Read what what has won before. It'll give you a good idea about might win this time.

Coincidentally, I just put up a post about winning writing competitions!

bibliobibuli said...

good avice and yes, will cehck out your post. you're a useful bloke to have around! :-D

Juria said...

Is it only for Malaysians?

Janet said...

Juria - anyone from a Commonwealth country may join if I'm not mistaken (it's organised by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association). It's a pretty tough competition actually, every year you have to compete with thousands of entries!

fizah said...

hi sharon! thanks for commenting at my blog.

thanks for the info. i think i'm up for it!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me what is Elarti?

rojakgirl said...

Couldn't find last year's winning stories in written form but here's the list of stories available for listening.... Good luck people!
http://www.commonwealthfoundation.com/resource/audiovisual/

Chet said...

Sounds like the 600-word short story competition is more for short stories to be read over the air. The other criterion is read within 4 minutes 30 seconds. This is interesting.

Anonymous said...

That's what.. a whole twelve thousand ringgit ? that's a dishwasher's salary for a whole year, imagine. You'll be rich :)

PS. Jus taking the mickey LOL have fun, Rm12,000 can buy a whole lot of teh tarik + roti :)