The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition

Date: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 00:00

“Cowards die many times before their deaths”

— JULIUS CAESAR, ACT II, SCENE 2

Beware the Ides of March!

Now in its eighth year The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition invites wordsmiths from all over the world to be inspired by the words of William Shakespeare. Take these great words from Julius Caesar and give us your best original work of 2000 words or less.

After a year of so many cancellations, organisers of The Shakespeare on the River Festival were delighted to receive a great number of entries in 2020, especially from locals and young people. We hope to build upon this momentum into the new year but writers have only until the middle of March - that fateful day upon which Caesar found his own death. So sharpen those quills and get writing!

There are prizes across three categories. First prize includes $300 cash, two tickets to a performance of the community play Julius Caesar and a beautiful wooden quill crafted by local artist Gavin Roberts. The local prize, for a writer residing in Gippsland, includes a Collins Bookstores voucher plus two tickets to the community play. The final category is for a young writer aged under 18 who will receive a book voucher, thanks to our local Sale Collins Booksellers.

Winners will be announced at the opening night of the festival at The Stratford Courthouse Theatre on Friday 23rd April. For full terms and conditions of the competition, and to check out our past winners, please click here.

There are prizes across three categories:

The first prize is:

  • $300 cash

  • 2x tickets to the Community Play, Julius Caesar

  • A beautiful wooden quill crafted by local artist Gavin Roberts

A local prize for a writer residing in Gippsland will also be offered:

  • Collins Bookstore voucher

  • 2x tickets to the Community Play, Julius Caesar

A prize for a young writer under the age of 18 years will be awarded:

  • Collins Bookstore voucher

Entry is $5 per story. 

Closing date for entries is Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 11.59pm AEDT.

Entries should be emailed ONLY to shakespeareontheriverfestival@gmail.com.

 

For more information, visit the Shakespeare on the River Festival website.