Women on the Water Writing Competition
1st prize $100
2nd prize $75
3rd prize $50
8 finalists: $25 each
Prize money is AUD dollars
All winning stories or part-of stories will be published on/in SisterShip Press Pty Ltd’s website, SisterShip Magazine’s website/magazine, social media, and/or in an anthology of short stories (ebook, paperback, and audio) published by SisterShip Press Pty Ltd made available for sale.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE ENTRY GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS.
Facing Your Fear. Have you learned to cope with your fear on board? What were the rewards? (Storms? Sharks? Climbing the mast? Stepping on board? Docking? Kayaking? Swimming? Snorkelling, Diving? Any fears are valid fears and we’d like to hear about them all!)
This is for non-fiction stories (do follow us though, as we’re likely to run fiction competitions at a later date).
Open June 25th / Closes
Aug 10th (Closes: 2100hrs AEST) ** SOME OF OUR SAILING SISTERS ARE AT SEA AND REQUESTED A FEW MORE DAYS TO BE IN A BETTER POSITION TO EMAIL US – CLOSING DATE NOW 17TH AUG.
Entering is straightforward and free of charge.
Word count: 1,500 maximum.
Stories must be relevant to the competition title.
No alterations may be made to the story once it has been submitted.
You may enter any number of stories but win only one prize. This is to allow the maximum number of entrants to receive recognition.
Your stories will not be returned, so keep a copy.
Stories will be judged by an independent panel, they will not be given your name with your story.
The judging is anonymous but any published stories (in any format/platform) will be credited to the author (unless the author specifically asks that their name is removed).
Copyright for all entries submitted remains with the author. Authors give permission and unrestricted rights to SisterShip Press Pty Ltd and SisterShip Magazine to publish their story/submission in an anthology. Short-listed entries to be published after the close of the competition, and the anthology will be available for sale. There will be no payment (other than allocated prize money) made to authors of published entries. (As well as (part or all) on websites, different book formats (paperback, ebook, audio) as mentioned elsewhere in these terms).
For entries selected for inclusion in an anthology, the publisher reserves the right to edit the works; any editing will be confined to correction of spelling, grammar, and punctuation where warranted (no ‘corrections’ will be made to the use of slang).
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
By entering this competition you are agreeing to these rules and the extended T&Cs below.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
The winners will be announced on the 5th of October.
Stories to be in English (or English dialect) and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (within the last 30 years).
Stories that have won or under consideration in other story competitions are not eligible.
Stories should not be a translation of another author’s work.
We will accept stories from women of any nationality from any country.
You do not have to subscribe to SisterShip Magazine to be eligible, but you do have to identify as a woman.
Employees of SisterShip Press Pty Ltd/ SisterShip Magazine are not eligible.
HOW TO ENTER
Submit your story via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete (and send us) the entry form (below).
Stories must be on a Word document with no formatting and no pictures throughout the text. (If you do not use Word, place your text in the body of an email, we will copy it into a Word document and you will still remain anonymous to the judges).
Write the title of the story and the page number on each page.
Your stories will be judged anonymously, so do not write your name on the same pages as your story.
We will confirm receipt of your story via email, if you do not receive confirmation that your story has been received (within seven days), please let us know.
Winners will be contacted by email where possible.
Include a short bio (photos are welcome) and a link that you would like to promote.
If selected, your story will also appear in an anthology (ebook, paperback, and audio). To be made available for sale and published by SisterShip Press Pty Ltd.
Spread the word by sharing.
Good luck and we look forward to reading your stories.