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Storytellers encouraged to spin tales in Short Story Prize

3 May 2021

Local storytellers have the opportunity to claim $500 cash as well as have their work featured as part of the Geraldton Regional Library’s Big Sky Short Story Prize.

Writers are encouraged to explore their imagination and showcase their talent by submitting a short story that’s unpublished.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said all genres are welcome.

“This is an exciting opportunity for people in our community to let their imaginations run free and write an enchanting tale,” he said.

“Last year’s Big Sky Short Story Prize proved itself popular and showcased the calibre of talent we have in the Midwest.

“We are committed to providing creative outlets for all members of the community, and encourage those over the age of 18 years old to get involved.”

The Geraldton Regional Library’s Big Sky Short Story Prize is open to all residents in the Midwest.

First prize includes $500 cash plus VIP access to Big Sky Festival events. A runner-up prize and recognition of highly commended stories is also on offer.

Entries close on Friday 16 July and the winners will be announced at the Big Sky Festival Opening Night on Thursday 30 September.

The Sky Readers and Writers Festival will be held in Geraldton from 30 September – 3 October 2021.  The full line-up of special guests will be announced in May.

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Big Sky Short Story Prize - Entry Form 

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