Big Sky Short Story Prize returns for 2023

Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2023 at 12:57:12 PM

Wordsmiths are encouraged to explore their imagination and showcase their talent by entering the Big Sky Short Story Prize 2023.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn was excited to see what works local authors conjure up.

“The competition always shines a light on some truly spectacular local talent and I’m sure this crop of entries will be no different,” he said.

“The competition is open to all Midwest residents and entry is free.  Entries must be an unpublished work and all genres are welcome.

“Entries are open from Wednesday 19 April until Friday 14 July, so you have plenty of time to craft the perfect story to take out top prize.”

First prize is $500 cash as well as VIP access to Big Sky Festival events. There is also a Runner-Up prize and recognition of highly commended stories.

In 2022 prize recipients were Tracey Snowball (Winner) and Rob Christoffersen (Runner-Up). Highly Commended awards were presented to Diana Wilde, Grant Woodhams, Sarah Jane Greenlees and Hazel Pruyn.

Winners will be announced at the Big Sky Festival Opening Night, Thursday 28 September.

The Sky Readers and Writers Festival will be held in Geraldton from 28 September – 1 October 2023.  The full line-up of special guests will be announced in July, with the theme for 2023 being The Art of Words.

For all terms and conditions, check out the Big Sky pages on the Library website, email or phone (08) 9956 6659.

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