Western House Short Fiction Competition
Western House BnB is supporting the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations by holding a short fiction competition. Please see information below.
We are proud to announce our inaugural short fiction competition. In 2020 the theme is Victorian Literature.
Conditions of Entry
1) Your short fiction must be NO MORE than 1500 words
2) It MUST include ONE of the below lines
3) NO adult themed content
4) No family members of Western House may enter.
5) The judge’s decision is FINAL. This year, the judge is Lynda Scott Araya. Lynda has been published both internationally and within New Zealand. She is an upcoming featured writer in Prospectus; A Literary Offering and will also appear in Landfall 240.
6) Your submission MUST be emailed or sent to Western House NO LATER than November 10th 2020 5pm
ONE of these lines MUST be included:
“And I am bored to death with it. Bored to death with this place, bored to death with my life, bored to death with myself.”
Charles Dickens, Bleak House
“Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces.” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“Why didn’t you tell me there was danger? Why didn’t you warn me?” Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
“Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” Robert Louis Stevenson
“Beware; for I am fearless and therefore powerful.” Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
First Prize - $50 Voucher from River T Estate
Second Prize - $20 book voucher
This is ONLY open to NZ people. If you win FIRST prize and are NOT in the Waitaki area, then your prize will be $50 book vouchers. Otherwise, the prize for first place is a $50 voucher from River T Estate (good to support local businesses.)