Calling all young writers! Brisbane Writers Festival and The University of Queensland present the annual schools’ microfiction competition, open to Queensland-based students. The 2023 prompt is... The Unknown.
Entrants are invited to respond to the prompt in no more than 120 words, using any written format (verse/prose). Shortlisted entrants will be invited to present a reading of their microfiction at the awards ceremony at the Festival. The winner will receive a book pack for your school and a cash prize, $1,000 for the senior (secondary school) category and $500 for the junior (primary school) category. Click below to enter.
This competition is now closed for submissions. Thank you to all the entrants.
This microfiction classroom resource is designed to reflect key learning areas outlined in the ACARA Australian Curriculum. Students compare the different microfiction samples provided, and evaluate the impact and effect of their distinct styles and genres. Students then use their reflections and discussions about the samples to guide their own 120 word written response to various image prompts. Microfiction encourages students to edit as they write, selecting only their most meaningful and evocative words and sentence structures to produce a short, imaginative piece.