Entries are closing soon for the 2009 Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction competition. This prestigious competition has run since 1998, with some winners going on to successful careers as science fiction and fantasy authors.
Entries close on 29 May 2009, and writers of all ages are invited to apply. Cash prizes are awarded, and winners are invited to read at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 16 August 2009.
The Speculative Fiction Awards are popular with school groups, and to encourage young writers, there is no entry fee for those aged 20 and under. A fee of $7.50 applies to entries in the Open category.
Stories must be between 1500 and 3500 words, with all forms of speculative fiction welcomed. Further information can be found on the Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation website.
Competitions Secretary Fay Dease has observed increasing numbers of writers from other states interested in the KSP Speculative Fiction Awards.
“The competition has attracted entries from all over Australia, and we look forward to hearing from more interstate authors accessing this information through the website,” she said.
Previous winners include WA author Lee Battersby, who has also won the Australian Shadows Award, the Aurealis Award, and the Ditmar Award.
Source: KSP Writers Centre