Opportunity: National Young Writers Month
National Young Writers’ Month (NYWM) is calling out for contributors for their travelling story. They are searching for 30 talented young writers (aged under 25) from 30 different towns around Australia to be a part of a collaborative story which will be published in the September issue of Voiceworks, #90.
Each selected writer will be placed in a numerical order to contribute 100 words to a 3000 word story based on their location in Australia. As it moves around the country, the story will be emailed to a new writer in a new town every day of NYWM. The result? A showcase of unique writing from different young writers across Australia, all melded together in one fantastic story.
As well as being published in Voiceworks, the 30 successful writers will each win a one year subscription to Voiceworks magazine.
To be considered as one of the 30 young writers for the NYWM travelling story, email your name, age and address to email@example.com, with the next 100 words you would add to this story starter by Chris Currie:
It’s only ten minutes later that she’s flying down the highway, rain coming out of the dark straight towards her. There’s that creamy scoop of moon, somehow definitively clear in the corner of the windshield, staying there, statically, even as she rips another sudden swerve. If only the radio worked. If only those noises would stop coming from the boot. That damn voice. There’s another factory up ahead, abandoned but still lit up strangely. It’s nearly too late when she sees the group, huddled in the middle of the road, all their eyes turned towards her. She jams the pedal.
To get this story travelling all over Australia, regional applicants are strongly encouraged to submit.
Submissions close Monday May 21 at 5pm.