Duration: 45 minutes
Microfiction is designed to impact and impress with the smallest amount of words, leaving us thinking about it for weeks on end.
To celebrate bite-sized fiction with big ideas, Brisbane Writers Festival announced the 2018 Microfiction Competition. Presented by The University of Queensland, the competition invited entrants to submit fiction of 200 words or less that somehow involves this year’s festival theme, “What the world needs now.”
It could be speculative fiction, romance, crime, or contemporary storytelling; it can be set in the present, past, or future; it can be optimistic or present a dark hypothetical so long as the story tells us “What the world needs now.” The stories were judged on their originality, use of language, and creativity and three winners will be selected across three categories to share in a cash prize.
Discover some fresh and thoughtful microfiction from Queenslanders as they engage with "What the world needs now." The winners and shortlisted entries of this competition will read out their entries, sharing with you exactly what they think the world needs now.
Presented by The University of Queensland