Share your personal story with the SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition

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Aspiring writers from diverse backgrounds are invited to take part in the SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition and enter a memoir piece of 1000-2000 words on the topic of ‘Growing up in diverse Australia’. 

What is the SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition?
The aim of the competition is to search “for the next generation of bold new voices that reflect the diversity of contemporary Australia, providing them with a platform to share their unique experiences and perspectives,” according to the media release. 

First prize
The winner of the competition will receive $5000 as well as having their story published on SBS Voices.

The judges are Benjamin Law and Melissa Lucashenko. Benjamin Law is the creator and co-writer of the award-winning SBS TV program The Family Law and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia. Melissa Lucashenko won the 2019 Miles Franklin Award for her novel Too Much Lip

Runner up prizes
From the media release: “There will also be a $3000 prize awarded for second place, and two honourable mentions will each receive $1000, to support the emerging writers to further develop their skills and knowledge. Winning entries will be announced in November 2020, with all winning entries having their stories published on the SBS Voices website.”

Entries open: 15 August 2020
Entries close: 15 September 2020. 

To find out more and enter, visit the SBS website.

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