The BWF Microfiction Fiction has now closed. Winning entries will be announced shortly.
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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 is excited to announce the 2018 Microfiction Competition. Presented by The University of Queensland, the competition invites entrants to submit fiction between 100 - 200 words that somehow involves this year’s festival theme, “what the world needs now.”
It can 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 will be judged on their originality, use of language, and creativity and three winners will be selected across three categories to share in a cash prize.
$1000 will be awarded in the Open Category, $650 to a university student, and $350 to a high school student. Along with a selection of six runners-up, the winning entries will be invited to read their work at a special BWF event.
Entries are to be submitted online using the Entry Form. The competition closes 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 12 August. A longlist will be announced prior to the festival. Only shortlisted entries will be contacted directly.
Terms and Conditions
Enter the BWF Microfiction Competition
Entrants are invited to submit 100 - 200 words in the form of fiction prose or poetry using the link below. Longlisted entries will be announced prior to the festival. Only shortlisted entrants will be contacted directly.
Submit your microfiction story here.