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Emma is pleased to run writing competitions to provide writers with an opportunity to receive feedback on their work.

THE FIRST THOUSAND WORDS!

This competition judges the first thousand words of a chapter book suitable for readers under the age of twelve. Entries are open to Australian writers not yet published in book form. Self-published writers, however, are eligible. Entries must be the original unpublished work of the entrant. Send only the first one thousand words. Entries will be accepted between March 15th and April 30th 2014.

First prize is a Kick Start Mentorship plus manuscript assessment of up to 15000 words, valued at $250. Shortlisted entries receive a Kick Start Mentorship valued at $25. All entrants receive feedback on their entry. Winners will be notified by email and competition results will appear in Buzz Words Magazine www.buzzwordsmagazine.com

Submission Guidelines

Email entries are not accepted. Entries, typed on one side of white A4 paper only, double spaced and in 12 font, either Times New Roman or Arial, must be posted. Multiple entries are allowed.

The author’s name must not appear on manuscripts. Author name, phone number, address, email address (if applicable), chapter book title and total word count must appear on a separate cover sheet for each entry. Story title must also appear in the entry's page header and page numbers must appear in the footer. Pages must be stapled together in the top left-hand corner. Keep a copy of your entry.

Entries must include a stamp self-addressed envelope for results and feedback. Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. If there are insufficient entries the organiser reserves the right to cancel the competition. If this occurs, entry fees will be refunded.

Entry fee of $15 per entry is to be paid via cheque or money order made out to A. Seib. Entries, along with payment, are to be posted to Emma Cameron, PO Box 101, Oak Flats NSW 2529.
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