Stringybark Publishing invites Australian and international writers to try their hand at writing a historical fiction story.
Take a particular historical incident and weave a story around it. The story could relate to some real event that was of international significance (the outbreak of the Korean War, for example) or of local historical interest (the election of the first woman councillor to Warabigga Shire Council in 1927), as long as there is a kernel of truth in what you write about and that the story has a link, no matter how tenuous, to Australia.
Word limit: 1500 words plus 100 word explanation of the historical ‘facts.
Entry fees: $14 for one story, $26 for two stories, $36 for three stories (max).
Prize pool: over $1000 in cash and books.
Closing date: Sunday 16 June 2019.
Visit the Stringybark Stories website for further information.