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FableCroft roundup

It’s been a busy week or so at FableCroft, so I’m rounding up the week with links!

1. Reminder about the pre-order special for Worlds Next Door – pay only $17.95 instead of RRP $19.95 by ordering before the end of May!  

2. The FableCroft website is now live and to celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of Justine Larbalestier’s awesome novel Liar – enter the competition here, and have a look around while you’re at it, if you like!

3. Also on the FableCroft website, I post about the new FableCroft ReviewCast, which I’ve just launched – basically it’s me chatting about books I’ve reviewed! I had a lot of fun making it, so it will no doubt become a regular thing. Will hopefully be on iTunes soon too. You can subscribe to the RSS for the podcast itself on the podcast site, or subscribe to the FableCroft RSS for updates 🙂

4. And now to the Worlds Next Door website! WND gets its own site because it will host all the teaching materials to accompany the book, and I didn’t want to clutter up the FC website with all of that. You’re welcome to check it out though, and if any teachers out there would like to send in material, email me and we’ll chat! 🙂

5. I started on the main reading of reprints for Australis Imaginarium this week as well – sent off a couple of acceptances and quite a few thanks but not quite right emails, but still have lots to get through, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard from me. I’m working on it 🙂

Enjoy!

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Short Story Competitions

A couple of short story competitions with fairly substantial prize pools have come through my reader recently, so I’m passing them on to you 🙂

ABR SHORT STORY COMPETITION 

To complement our suite of literary competitions, ABR is reviving the Short Story Competition, with a first prize valued at $2000. There are two other prizes. All three place-getters will be published in the magazine. Stories in English of between 1000 and 3000 words are eligible, as long as they have not been published previously or are not on offer elsewhere. Multiple entries are acceptable. The closing date is May 10

CLICK HERE for the entry form, or ring (03) 9429 6700.

ABR now publishes short fiction. We welcome submissions from authors.


Katharine Susannah Prichard
Speculative Fiction Award 2010

Closing date: Friday, May 28, 2010
2 CATEGORIES:
· Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards
· Mundaring National Young Writers Awards (20 years and under)
Both sections are open to all Australian residents.
WORDS:
Minimum 1500 Maximum 3500
ENTRY FEES:
· Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards – $7.00 per story, to be paid by cheque or money order only, payable to: KSP Foundation Inc.
· Shire of Mundaring National Young Writers Awards – no entry fee.
PRIZES:
· Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards: 1st $600 2nd $300 3rd $175 Commended 5 of $10
· Mundaring National Young Writers Awards: 1st $75 2nd $25 Commended 5 of $10
· Under-13’s: $25
Highly Commended and Commended Certificates will also be awarded.
Every form of Speculative Fiction such as science fiction, fantasy , horror, mystery and supernatural/superhero fiction are welcome.
The Awards will be announced and presented at the Awards Ceremony at KSP Writers’ Centre on Sunday, August 15, 2010

Katharine Susannah Prichard
Short Fiction Award

Closing date: Friday September 24, 2010
2 CATEGORIES:
• Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards
• Mundaring National Young Writers Awards (20 years and under)
Both sections are open to all Australian residents.
WORDS:
Minimum 1000 Maximum 3000
ENTRY FEES:
• Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards ‐ $7.00 per story, to be paid by cheque or money order only, payable to: KSP Foundation Inc.
• Shire of Mundaring National Young Writers Awards – no entry fee.
PRIZES:
• Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards: 1st $600 2nd $300 3rd $175 Commended 5 of $10
• Mundaring National Young Writers Awards: 1st $75 2nd $25 Commended 5 of $10
• Under‐13’s: $25
The Awards will be announced and presented at the Celebration of Katharine’s Birthday at KSP Writers’ Centre on Sunday, December 5, 2010.

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KSP Writer’s Competition CLOSING REAL SOON!

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

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