Minds Shine Bright

Minds Shine Bright Writing Competition

Our new competition theme is Storm. The closing date is 30 September 2022


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Sep 30, 2022




Writing and Publishing

Storm has the following features:

  1. We accept short stories, poems, short scripts and flash fiction
  2. We seek short, succinct fiction. The word limit is 2500 words across all categories except flash fiction where the limit is 1000 words
  3. There are no category specific prizes.
  4. There is a focus on a smaller set of writers
  5. The prize structure follows a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 format:
    • The winner receives $500
    • Second place – $400
    • Third place – $300
    • Fourth place – $200
    • Five commended entries receive $100 each.
  6. Winners and commended entries will be published by Minds Shine Bright in an e-book.
  7. A further 10 writers be awarded certificates and gifts of recognition.
  8. Winners are selected based on literary merit.
  9. The entry fee is $5 per entry
  10. Each entry submitted must be the original, unpublished work of the submitting writer.
  11. The judge of Storm is Amanda Scotney, founder of Minds Shine Bright and all entries are judged blind.
  12. Writers must include the theme of storm in some way in each entry.

For more information, visit Minds Shine Bright