Joondalup: Entries open for Peter Cowan Writers Centre short story competition

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STORYTELLERS have the chance to win cash prizes by entering their tales in the Peter Cowan 600-word short story competition.

Entrants can submit their stories up to 600-words long to the Peter Cowan Writers Centre in Jondalup before March 30 in the chance to win up to $200.

Entries must be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition within or outside Australia.

Open to writers of all ages and to stories about anything, the competition offers prizes in a range of categories.

The Novice Writer Award will be given to a writer who hasn’t won any previous awards or recognition in any other competition to encourage beginning and fledgling writers to enter, the prize being $50.

The competition also caters for young writers from 12-17 years old with the Judges Encouragement Award for Youth to encourage and support the upcoming writers of the future, with prize money also $50.

The Open category carries a $200 first prize, with $100 for second and $50 for third.

There are also four highly commended and four commended certificates up for grabs.

For further details of the competition and registration, visit http://bit.ly/2pjvlAD.

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