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Open Prose Competition - 2021

Scribes Writers "Short Takes" Prose competition has now closed.

Judging has begun and the results will be published on this site on Friday 5th November 2021.

What an absolutely incredible response, COVID restrictions not withstanding.  We received over 130 entries this year so we want to thank you all sincerely or your invaluable support.

If you were not an entrant this year why not try your hand next year. Keep a check on this site for details.


Each year Scribes Writers run a prose competition where cash prizes are awarded for first and second places with certificates for Highly Commended and Commended submissions.
Categories include short story and memoir and the competition, "Short Takes", is open to all, not just to our own members. Indeed, in past competitions, we have received entries from every state and territory of Australia.
The competition opens on or about the 1st May each year so put a note in your diary and check back here then for all the details, conditions and the entry form.
In the mean time you might like to peruse the Tips & Tricks pages under the Prose Competition tab above.

We have prevailed on past judges to provide some tips on crafting a winning entry for both short story and memoir categories and these can be accessed here for short stories and here for memoirs.

For any further details please contact us.

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