SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN – Closing 31 July.
Geelong Writers invite writers to submit to our 2021 General Anthology.
This year the anthology will include five genres:
- Flash fiction (300 word limit)
- Short-story (1500 word limit)
- Poetry (300 word limit)
- Memoir (1500 word limit)
- Horror (can be in any style – with limits applying as above)
Prizes will be awarded for the best writing in each genre.
The short-story, poetry, memoir, and science fiction genres do not have a set theme.
For flash fiction, writers MUST respond to the image below:
The submission deadline is midnight Saturday 31 July 2021
- You must be a Geelong Writers member to submit. Become a member here;
- Entry is free for Paid Members;
- There is a $5 entry fee per submission for Free Members. Payment can be made via bank transfer;
- Submissions are restricted to two pieces per genre per author. Authors can submit a total of up to 10 pieces across the five genres (two per genre). We will not accept all 10 in one genre;
- All submissions must use Times New Roman font;
- All must use 12-point font size;
- Double spacing (exceptions with concrete poetry);
- Pages must be numbered;
- Our house style is Australian Standard: singular quotations and Australian spelling;
- Include a header with the title of your work;
- Your name should not appear anywhere on your work as the pieces will be assessed anonymously;
- Submit work via our form as a word document (.doc or docx format);
- Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but you must inform us if a piece is accepted elsewhere;
- No previously published work allowed (personal blog and social media posts excepted).
Please send your submissions to us by completing the form below. You can upload your submissions in the form also.