Entries for City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards are now open

Entries for City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards are now open

ENTRIES for the 2016 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards are now open.

Authors can submit up to three entries between 1000 and 4000 words in length inspired by, drawn upon, or using the theme of the artwork Mixed Media Study (1993) by Drewfus Gates, pictured above.

With free entry and more than $3000 in prizes across three categories, the awards have attracted international entries since they began in 2011.

Every year, entries are received from as far away as New Zealand, the USA, Canada and South Africa.

Previous winners have been reprinted in the annual Award-Winning Australian Writing anthologies.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the awards were an important part of the City’s effort to support the arts.

“Part of the wellbeing and vibrancy of our community is ensuring there are opportunities for people to engage in artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits,” he said.

“One of council’s strategic objectives is to provide capacity-building and wellbeing activities for our residents and the Short Fiction Awards are a perfect example of this.

Entries close on August 12.