Calling Writers of all Ages in May
These days, we’re all being urged to stay home as much as possible. Which means you might find yourself with more time to do something you have always wanted to do.
Have you ever fantasized about writing? Did you enjoy writing when you were young? Do you absolutely love to read? Have you ever wondered if you would have made a great writer?
Even if you are only suspecting it now, after a stable career, a second degree or starting a family, it is never too late to start writing.
You are invited to submit entries for a short story competition for the month of MAY using one of the prompts listed below.
In the spirit of coping with the current set of circumstances, write an uplifting story of your own choice.
Some titles that come to mind are …
- From Old to New
- A Fun Day in Isolation
- Signs of Hope
- A Rainbow in the Distance
- Stories of Love
- The Kindness of Strangers
A story of your choice …
The best story each month will be published on our website and its author will be invited to attend the next 8-week, Introduction to Creative Writing course, free of charge (value $80), offered at our centre.
Entry to the competition is Free
Format: MS Word document.
Word Limit: 1,000-3,000 words.
Font: 12 point Times New Roman or Courier New.
Font Colour: Black.
Margins: 1 inch to 1.5 inches all the way around.
Contact Information: In the top left corner, insert your name, address, phone number and email address, single-spaced and left-justified.
Title: Centered one-third to one-half the way down the page.
Author Name: Centered one double-spaced line below the title.
Word Count: On finished manuscripts, you will need to place the word count centered one double-spaced line below your name.
Page Numbers: Pages are numbered continuously, with page one being the first page after the title page.
Paragraphs: Indent the first line of every paragraph by about 1/2 inch.
Line Spacing: Double-spaced.
The End: Center the word “END” after the final line of your story.
All entries must be submitted in English before the end of the current month.
When you have completed writing your story, please email the manuscript to email@example.com with the specific subject line Balla Balla Short Story Writing Competition