Varuna – New Opps for Short Story Writers

Varuna the Writers’ House has partnered with Scribe to offer the following:

Varuna Announces Two New Opportunities for Short Story Writers

Varuna is proud to partner Scribe Publications in two new programs aimed at presenting, exploring and extending the range of short story writing in Australia.

The programs are open to writers resident in Australia. Writers are invited to apply for one or both programs:

  • The Varuna/NAS National Short Story Competition
  • The Varuna/Scribe Masterclass: Exploring the Short Story, with Cate Kennedy and Robin Hemley

The Varuna/NAS National Short Story Competition seeks short stories for possible inclusion in Scribe’s short story anthology. The anthology, to be published in 2011, is the second in Scribe’s New Australian Stories series. New Australian Stories 2.0 will showcase a rich diversity of short stories by contemporary Australian writers.

The Varuna/Scribe Masterclass is an intensive six-day residential program to help writers extend their knowledge of this perennially novel and vital medium. Activities include discussions, readings and practical work, with participants editing one of their short stories and starting a new one. The masterclass will be led by two respected short story writers. Robin Hemley, writing professor with the University of Iowa’s renowned writing program, has written stories and essays that have appeared in many anthologies and literary journals. Cate Kennedy is an award-winning short story writer, with an acclaimed short story collection, Dark Roots.

For more information, click here.There are also heaps of other opps – go here to have a look!

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