Posts Tagged ‘short stories’

My Brother Jack 2015The 2015 My Brother Jack Awards is now open to people who live, work or study in the City of Glen Eira (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia). There are prizes for short stories and poetry in the categories of Primary School, Junior Secondary School, Senior Secondary School and Open.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the of the My Brother Jack Awards and the Centenary of the Gallipoli landing, any short story or poem set in or around World War One will be eligible for a special prize of $1,000*.

With great prizes to be won, get writing and enter this competition before the closing date of April 27th.

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My warning to you is if you decide to start exploring the booktrust website, be sure to have at least an hour up your sleeve.

I found myself intrigued by the wealth of choice and information contained in this comprehensive website.   With options to read short stories or even submit your own, clearly this site is living up to its byline of ‘Inspiring a love of books’.

With an amazing range of events and competitions highlighted, the avid reader/writer can even tap into tips and pointers on how to become a better writer or take advantage of learning from the online writer in residence.

This UK based website has certainly set itself some grand goals.  Just have a read of this snippet from its ‘About’ page:

Booktrust is an independent reading and writing charity that makes a nationwide impact on individuals, families and communities, and culture in the UK. We make a significant positive contribution to the educational outcomes of children from the earliest age. We work to empower people of all ages and abilities by giving them confidence and choices about reading. And we want individuals of all backgrounds to benefit from the wellbeing that a rich and positive engagement in reading and writing can bring.

A great site!

And if you happen to be on the look out for more great ‘short story’ websites – take the time to check out this list put together by makeuseof10 websites where you can enjoy reaidng short stories and flash fiction.  Some of the sites are really awesome!

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