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The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth. And there are also some fantastic prizes on offer!
Here’s what the competition entails:
- Write a novella of between 6,000 and 10,000 words
- Submit it by 4 December 2015
- Have it judged by an expert panel
- Winners from each State will be flown to the Gold Coast to enjoy the Somerset Celebration of Literature in March 2016 and will also receive a cash prize
- On top of the prize for being a State winner, the National winner also receives a first prize of $2,500, as well as a full editorial report from Penguin Random House (Australia)
The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is proudly sponsored by Bond University and Penguin Random House (Australia).
For the poetically inclined the Festival is also running a Poetry Competition, click on the link below for details below: