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Big Sky Adds a New Tale

Published on Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 9:32:41 AM



Big Sky adds a new tale

30 April 2020

As Geraldton Regional Library activities move temporarily online, a new short story writing competition for adults is being introduced in 2020 as a part of the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival.

Planning for this event is well underway with the hope that COVID-19 restrictions will allow it to go ahead in early October. 

In the meantime, the Big Sky Short Story Prize is sure to appeal to first-time and experienced authors, and will provide the winner with $500 in cash plus publication online through the Library.  

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn encouraged those living in the Midwest to enter.

“Big Sky continues to grow in prestige and this new element gives the spotlight to the talent we have in our backyard,” he said.

“Many hobbies and projects are being started now due to the need to stay home – so why not spend some of that time developing a short story. Your story can involve any situation or setting. 

“My praise to the Library staff for introducing the short story writing competition and also adapting their services digitally so all of the community can be involved.”

The writing competition opened on Monday 27 April and closes Friday 17 July. Entry is free and must be previously unpublished work, with a minimum of 1,000 words and maximum of 3,000 words.

For terms and conditions and how to enter, please visit the Entry Form on the Geraldton Regional Library website. The winner will be announced Thursday 1 October.

This year’s event celebrates wellbeing and all that is creative, literary and inspired, with the theme “Feed the Mind, Nourish the Soul”. 

Accompanying artwork for 2020 has been created by local artist Tully Clayton.

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