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Ripping Yarns...

2024 ENTRIES

RIPPING YARNS

How to Enter

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SD HARVEY SHORT CRIME STORY AWARD
  • Entries to the SD Harvey Short Crime Story Award can be submitted by published and unpublished writers and must be fictional stories but can be based on fact

  • Multiple entries are accepted

  • By signing the submission form you are guaranteeing the submissions is solely the author’s original work and not the work of another person or AI

  • Stories must be between 2000—5000 words.

  • The broadest definition of the crime story will be considered eligible, but should include one or more elements that are normally associated with the genre, i.e. suspense, intrigue, mystery, conflict, crime, punishment or investigation.

  • Entries will be judged on story structure; characterisation; ‘ripping yarn’ and dialogue/quotes and plot

  • The judges' decision is final.

SUBMISSION DATES & RULES
 

Entries – published or unpublished – to be submitted between September 1 and the close of business on September 30, 2024.

Winner announced 18 October.

A fee of $25 per entry will apply.

$1000 cash prize. 

Please abide by the word limit as this may render an entry ineligible.

Please note we have a policy of two strikes and you are out - ie if you have won the prize twice, you are not eligible to enter.

Please email questions to the organising committee: sdharveyaward@gmail.com and we will attempt to answer as soon as we can.

SD HARVEY ENTRY FORM 2024

Story Submission.
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