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Stories at the End of the Line

The Frankston Arts Centre is seeking written stories from this moment in time to create an anthology about the time we went inside, we isolated and we were asked to stay at home.

You might be a local artist, creative writing enthusiast or student. There’s no pre-requisite for sending us your submission, just a few rules to follow:

• The submission must be written word, but can be in any form or style (prose, poetry, script, song etc.)

• The submission should be no longer than 500 words.

• Entries can be non-fiction, fiction, or fiction inspired by true events and in the form of your choosing.

• Entry is online only via this link

• Attach your entry as a .pdf or Word document (.doc) file via the entry form.

 

You might have an idea already, but if you need some inspiration, below are some “story starters”.

Story Starters

• What has changed in your life since you have self-isolated?

• A letter to my friend…. I miss you.

• Finding happiness in simplicity.

• When will this end?

• Things I have learnt about myself.

• In my house, the things I have found.

• The time I felt truly lonely.

 

Not sure how to put your story together?

Join award winning writer David Burton, for an online writing session on Wednesday 13 May, 7.30pm. During this session, David will give you some starting points for writing a great story and some hints and tips for getting the ideas from the brain to the page!

To register your interest the session, RSVP to Heidi, below. You will get information closer to the session on how to join in.

The session will be open to all age groups, but recommended for ages 16+.

About David:

David Burton is an award-winning writer from Queensland. He is the author of over thirty professionally produced plays, including nationally recognised youth and education works such as April's Fool, The Final Days of Bedlam and Orbit. His is also the author of two young adult books, The Man in the Water (CBCA Notable Book 2020) and How to Be Happy (Winner, Text Prize for Children and Young Adult's Writing, 2014). He is months away from finishing his doctorate, and is currently trapped in a house with two children under three, his patient wife, and a very nervous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

  

Your submission will be credited to you and will result in an anthology and/or exhibition (as long as they meet the submission Terms and Conditions).

If you have any questions, please email Heidi.Irvine@frankston.vic.gov.au or call 9784 1890.

 

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Frankston Arts Centre

Click here for the online entry form here.

If you have any questions, or if you are unable to submit your story online, please email Heidi.Irvine@frankston.vic.gov.au or call 9784 1890 to discuss alternative submission options.

  • Entries Close: Sunday 31 May

 

If you have any questions, please email Heidi.Irvine@frankston.vic.gov.au or call 9784 1890.

 

Terms and Conditions of Submission:

- Entries must be your own original work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Your submission will be disregarded if any plagiarised work is submitted.

- The maximum word limit is 500 words.

- Entries can be non-fiction, fiction, or fiction inspired by true events and in the form of your choosing.

- The submission must not contain slander, inappropriate content or content not deemed suitable for a broad audience. Frankston Arts Centre reserves the right to exclude your submission if it fails to meet these guidelines.

- Entry is online only. Attach your entry as a .pdf or Word document (.doc) file via the entry form.

- By entering a submission it gives Frankston Arts Centre the right to the use and publication of stories. Copyright will remain with the individual author, however, Frankston Arts Centre reserves the right to reprint submissions in, and not limited to, publications, exhibitions, social media promotions and on the Frankston Arts Centre website. Due acknowledgement of the original author will be made in all instances.

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