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Spineless Wonders Little Fictions Call Out: Year of the Rat

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To mark the 2020 Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, Spineless Wonders is seeking submissions that may reflect the author’s cultural background or lived experience. They may emanate from other forms of connection the author has, or has had, with countries and cultures which celebrate the lunar calendar. Or they may simply be works of the imagination created in response to the theme.

Texts submitted in English and other languages are welcome.

Submissions can be in the form of:

  • microlit (microfiction or prose poems) up to 200 words; OR
  • short fiction (in any genre and form such as prose, dramatic monologue etc) up to 2000 words.

Entry fee: $10.00 for each submission.

Submissions will be judged by a team of editors and actors who will be looking for prose writing which will translate well into live performance. Selected submissions will be performed at the Little Fictions Lunar New Year shows in February, 2020. Selected submissions may also be broadcast on community radio and via podcast and included in a range of activities staged by Little Fictions Productions and #storybombing events staged by Spineless Wonders. Submissions may also be adapted for the screen as part of the Microflix Film Festival. Authors will be notified if their work is to be included in these activities and a modest royalty will be paid in each instance.

Closing date: Wednesday 30 October 2019.

For more information, please visit the Spineless Wonders website.

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