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Short story competition: Creative Writing Institute

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Entries must include the sentence ‘Explain how that happened’

The Creative Writing Institute Annual Short Story Competition 2016 invites original, unpublished stories between 1,500 and 2,000 words.

The winner will receive $100, and there are runner-up prizes of $50 and $25. The winners will also receive specially designed e-medals and will be published in Creative Writing Institute’s fourth anthology.

There is an entry fee of $5.

The closing date is 15 September.


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