[Offtopic] ABC Radio Short Story Project

Stephen Loosley stephen at melbpc.org.au
Mon Jul 23 20:18:30 EST 2007

ABC Radio Short Story Project


Unleash your creativity in the 2007 ABC Radio Short Story Project!

Welcome to ABC Radio's 6th annual Short Story Project.  The project aims to encourage emerging writers throughout regional Australia and reflect the diversity of our communities via the art of storytelling.

We're looking for short stories that will make great radio. Stories should be imaginative but need not necessarily be fiction and, while the writers must live in a rural or regional area, the subject matter need not be regional. Last year's entries ranged from travellers' tales, through memoirs of war to fantasy, romance and crime fiction. Finally, all stories must be original, previously unpublished and less than 800 words in length. 

Ten winning entries will be produced and then broadcast on ABC Local Radio and ABC Radio National. The winning writers will each receive $700. A further 10 runners-up will have their stories published on the ABC website and will receive a $50 ABC Shop gift voucher.

This year's entries will be reviewed by three judges with significant backgrounds in literature and radio. The judges are award-winning Tasmanian author Amanda Lohrey, editor/publisher Bruce Sims and ABC Radio literature and drama producer, Anne McInerney.

The competition is open to Australian residents who live outside the metropolitan areas of the major state and territory capital cities (although residents of Hobart and Darwin are eligible to enter). It opens on Monday 9 July and closes at 5pm AEST on Friday 17 August 2007. The winners will be announced on ABC Local Radio breakfast programs around the country and on Bush Telegraph on ABC Radio National on Thursday 1 November 2007.

For detailed information on how to enter, please see the How to Enter page.

The ABC Short Story Project is an initiative of the Regional Production Fund and is supported by ABC Local Radio.

Previous Winning Short Stories (See website)

Cheers, people
Stephen Loosley
Victoria, Australia


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