The City of Armadale is calling all amateur Monica McInerneys, budding Liane Moriartys and aspiring Tim Wintons to enter its new creative writing competition, with a prize pool of $2,250 up for grabs.
The inaugural Armadale Writers’ Award is open to amateur adult writers living in Western Australia, with entries accepted between 1 and 30 September.
Works must be original fiction prose, and stories must have a 1000 to 4000 word count.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said that after the creative flow at the Armadale Writer’s Festival in April, the City recognised a need for a competition for amateur adult writers.
“The City is pleased to be able to continue to enhance and support creative arts including creative writing with this new competition.
“The City prides itself on being inclusive and a strong supporter of creative arts. We anticipate that by opening this competition up to residents across WA, we will attract the talents of many budding writers.
“It is important that we are able to facilitate competitions such as this to support aspiring writers to develop their creative talents.”
“The entries will be judged by a panel of authors and librarians. There is a rather generous prize pool up for grabs. The first prize winner will be awarded $1000, second prize winner will win $750 and third prize will receive $500.”
Entries close at 11.59pm on Saturday 30 September 2017. Entry for the competition is online only.
To read the full terms and conditions and to enter, visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au.
The winners will be announced at a private award presentation on Saturday 18 November.