We're between the lines, helping our writing industry thrive

2019 Little Black Dress Spooky Story Competition

Submit a spooky short story exploring the theme of ‘change’.

Change can be so many things. A change of mind. A change of heart. A change in direction. A sea change. A tree change. An emotional change. A physical change. We’d love to see the character (or characters) undergo some sort of change within the story. The story needs to incorporate some form of paranormal element, real or imagined, and of course, it needs to be spooky. Submissions may involve paranormal or supernatural themes, including magic, ghosts, spirits or altered states of realism. We’re looking for polished writing, good editing, fresh perspectives, and maybe a few surprises. The theme is open to interpretation, as long as the piece contains significant elements of eeriness/spookiness and a clear connection to the theme. 

Word Counts: YOUTH (8-18): Max 500 words; ADULT: Max 1,500 words

Entry fee: Free to enter.

Prizes: Adult first prize: $100 and certificate; Adult second prize: $50 and certificate; Youth (WA) first prize: $100 and certificate; Youth (WA) second prize: $25 and certificate; Youth Interstate Award: $25 and certificate.

Closing date: Friday 19 July 2019.

Posted in Competitions, Young WritersTagged

Help us to create a state of opportunity for writers and readers in Western Australia

Make your gift to Writing WA before June 30 to receive a tax deduction.  

Find out more >