Flashscapes! Love to Read Local Week Competition

Writing WA, in partnership with the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund, Raine Square and Night Parrot Press, is delighted to open the Love to Read Local Flash Competition for its fourth year.

This year, we are seeking lightning sharp flash fiction and non-fiction pieces of 100-words or fewer, inspired by West Australian landscapes, seascapes, towns and landmarks. For inspiration, head to the Love to Read Local Literary Map.

All entries will be published on this website. Shortlisted entries will also be published on the Raine Square Short Edition Story Dispenser and on Writing WA’s Literary Map.

First, second, and third place will each be awarded a Raine Square gift card to the value of $500, $300, and $200 respectively.

Key Dates:
Submissions are open from Monday 24 April until Friday 19 May 5 pm AWST.
The shortlist will be announced at the start of Love to Read Local Week on Friday 2 June and the winner and runners-up will be announced on Friday 16 June.

The competition will be judged by Laura Keenan and Linda Martin from Night Parrot Press.
It will be a blind judging process.

Tips from the Judges:
‘We will be looking for well-written stories with punch! Think of how you might challenge your reader on an intellectual and emotional level, how you will best share your big idea in a tiny space, and how you make every word count.’

o   Entry is free and open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Western Australia.
o   Limited to one entry per person.
o   Entries should be 100 words or fewer (the title is not included in the word count).
o   Entries must state the location in WA that the prompt is taken from.
o   Entries must be original and previously unpublished works.
o   The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
o   All entries will be posted on the Love to Read Local website for an indefinite period.
o   Shortlisted entries will also be published on the Short Story Dispenser in Raine Square, Perth CBD and on the Love to Read Local Literary Map.


LTRL Week Flashscapes Entry Form

Maximum file size: 134.22MB

Does your story contain reference to First Nations culture, knowledge or language. If so, are you a First Nations writer? *
I hereby confirm that: *



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