Writing opportunties

Critique System for Members

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Write. Right, even. Time to organise this feedback system for real.
If you’re in, email christchurchwritersguild@gmail.com with your name, email, and what critiquing experience/ability you have.
If you don’t really know what you’re doing, that’s fine, the best way to learn is to do.
I’ll write up some rules and guidelines in the next 24hrs too.
First thing you do need to know though, is that if you want to have your work critiqued you’re going to have to critique for others. 🙂

 

😀 Fran

Events and Writing opportunities

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While looking for the Storylines post on the facebook page I noticed a few other up and coming events that I had forgotten, so since I just added categories that you can search by on the side bar I thought I would add the other events I found to this site too.

Poetry

In the month leading up to National Poetry Day 2012 there will be a competition called My Quake Nightmare
Participants will be invited to submit a poem of between 10 and 20 lines on this theme.
The poem must be delivered or posted to Canterbury University Bookshop,
University Drive, Ilam, Christchurch 8041 before 20th July. No email entries.
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, author of Shaken Down 6.3 will judge
There will be 10 prizes. The first 5 winners receive a $50 UBS book voucher
Next 5 winners receive a copy of Shaken Down 6.3.
Please add you contact details to entry.
All 10 winners will be invited to read their poem at the Canterbury University Bookshop National Poetry Day Event 27th July 12.30pm – 1.30pm.

Poets Respond to the Quake.
Performers Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Helen Lowe, Writer in Residence UC 2012 and Ben Brown
The first 30 people to attend the event will be given a free voucher for coffee or tea at the newly opened adjacent AdLib Café.
In addition, in the week leading up to the event, we will feature poetry inside the shop with book displays and poetry walls inside and out…

Children’s Novel Writing competition (Women only)

2012 Children’s Novel Competition

[Entry fee of £25]

1ST PRIZE: £5,000

The competition is open to children’s novels in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists, but it must be for children who are able to read for themselves or for young adults. Crossover fiction (i.e. that aimed at children and adults) is eligible. Nonfiction, and fiction intended for adults is not eligible. To qualify as a novel, your book must total at least 30,000 words.

Closing date: 10 September 2012

Full Details:  http://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/msbusiness/ncomp_active.php#new

Short Story competition

The NZ Writers’ College 2012 Annul Short Story Award

This competition is to acknowledge excellence in creative writing in the Short Story genre. The contest is open to any emerging writer residing in New Zealand or Australia, who has had fewer than four stories/articles published in any format (print or digital).

PRIZES:

  • First Prize: $1 000.00 plus entry into one of our short courses
  • Second Prize: $ 500.00
  • People’s Choice Award $ 250.00 

THEME: Full Circle

DEADLINE: 30 September 2012

Full details:  http://www.nzwriterscollege.co.nz/Competitions+and+Writers+Resources/

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Au Contraire Anthology Submissions open

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The wonderful people over at Random Static are looking for short story submissions on the topic of Regeneration for next year’s anthology. Due date is December 2012, so gives you a bit of time to think about the topic.

Here’s a bit more info from the page:

Tell us stories of how cities and societies regenerate after disaster; of bodies regenerated by science or magic, and the consequences; or natural – or unnatural – environments thriving once more. We’d also like to see stories that examine the psychological or moral dimensions to regeneration, or any other interpretation of the theme.

I figure that, being from Christchurch, we should have a pretty unique perspective on this theme – and it could be kathartic to write about the regeneration (not just the destruction and loss).

Full link is: http://randomstatic.submittable.com/submit/13305/account