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Adult Short Story Competition Guidelines

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2024 StoryLinks Short Story competition

for writers aged 18 +

Terms and conditions of entry, please read carefully

Newsflash! Deadline for entries extended to April 9, 2024

Failure to comply may result in your entry being disqualified.
Entries should be a short story, maximum of 1500 words, suitable for children of any age up to 15 years old.
Entrants may enter as many stories as they like provided they have never been published before. Each entry must be entered separately with a separate email.
Submissions should be emailed to:
All entries must be submitted in an email attachment as a word document or PDF. No other format will be accepted.
The subject line of the email must be in this format: ‘Title of the Short Story’ followed by the words ‘StoryLinks Short Story 2024’
The body of the email should list: Name of author, Title of entry, Word count, Contact Details,  confirmation that you are resident in Australia or are an Australian citizen living overseas & email address.
Each page should be numbered with the title in a header. Author details must not appear on these pages.
Entries should be in Times New Roman at 12 point double spaced.
Entries should not have won any other competition at the time of entry and should not have been published in any form.
Entries must be the original work of the author and submission acknowledges that information relating to this competition has been read, that it is understood, and all conditions are met.
Entries that have been submitted to this competition previously should not be resubmitted.
The judge/s reserve the right to not award prize money if none of the entries fulfill all set criteria, and/or do not meet the quality sought by the judging panel. Competition is now open and closes midnight 9 April 2024.
Copyright remains with the author with first publication rights to StoryLinks.
Failure to abide by the rules will result in an entry being rejected.
The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

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