Grief and loss are powerful emotions, be it the loss of a job, a loved one, a pet. The Grieve Writing Competition, organised by the Hunter Writers Centre, is open to all explorations of grief and accepts stories and poems on any topic related to loss.
From the Hunter Writers Centre website:
“The Grieve writing competition accepts stories and poems on any topic related to loss. Loss of a job, loss of a home, mobility, a pet.
“Yes, death is a common theme in the stories and poems that are selected for the anthology, but the judges are also looking for fresh approaches to loss because grief can accompany any significant change or shift in our lives.”
The competition is open to both prose and poetry entries.
Prose entries can be up to 500 words and poetry up to 36 lines. According to the FAQs, it can be either a work of fiction or non-fiction.
The prize pool is over $8,500.
Entries close 8pm AEST Monday 28 May 2018.
To find out more and to enter, go to Hunter Writers Centre website.