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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eureka Street writing awards 2011

The 2011 Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award for Social Justice/Human Rights Writing
(for writers 30+)


Australia 2031: 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of both Eureka Street magazine and Reader's Feast Bookstore. Picking up on this '20 years' theme, the 2011 Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award invites speculative fiction and non-fiction that imagines what life will be like in Australia, 20 years into the future.
The focus should be on an aspect of human rights or social justice (environmental or societal) and all essays/stories should explore the issue in terms of its relevance to living an ethical life in Australia. Past winners have featured a strong humane perspective and proposed alternative ways forward, but we would welcome alternative, especially highly imaginative, approaches.
The winner will be announced and the Award presented during Reader's Feast Bookstore's Crime and Justice festival, taking place in Melbourne on 15, 16 and 17 July 2011, and will be published online in Eureka Street.

Submission Guidelines (read carefully)
1. The award of $5000 is open to any Australian writer aged 30 or over as of 1 January 2011.
2. Only previously unpublished essays and stories will be considered.
3. Essays and stories should be no longer than 2000 words.
4. All entries must be received by 5pm Friday 10 June 2011.
5. Electronic submissions only. Please email your submission as a Word attachment to eureka@eurekastreet.com.au. Include the words 'Submission: Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award' in the subject line. Include a Cover Letter in the body of your email, stating your full name, age, postal address and a contact telephone number.
6. The judge's decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into.
7. The winning author shall be asked to submit paperwork directly to Reader's Feast that includes an ABN and full banking information so the award money can be forwarded.
8. By submitting entries to the Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award, the author acknowledges that the essay or story is their own original work, and agrees to abide by the rules of the competition and the decision of the judges.


Margaret Dooley Award for Young Writers 2011
(under-30s age category)

(Note: Entries to the Margaret Dooley Award DO NOT NEED to reflect the theme of the Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award.)

Eureka Street's Margaret Dooley Award is offered to support the development of young writers. Entrants should submit a piece of writing that offers reasoned ethical argument based on humane values. This could take many forms, for example: advocacy or criticism of current ethical frameworks; an ethical response to a contemporary social or political issue; ethical exploration of personal experience or cultural phenomena.
The winner's essay, and the two runners-up, will be announced and presented during Reader's Feast Bookstore's Crime and Justice festival, taking place in Melbourne on 15, 16 and 17 July 2011, and will be published online in Eureka Street.

Submission Guidelines
1. The award of $1500 is open to any writer under the age of 30, as of 1 January 2010. Second place in the award is awarded $350, and third $150.
2. Entrants must submit a previously unpublished piece of ethical exploration that will engage a non-specialist audience. Contributions will be judged for their appeal to humane values, such as those that are found within, but are not exclusive to, the best of the Christian humanist tradition. These should be expressed in clear argument and elegant expression, and a generosity and courtesy of spirit within forceful argument.
3. The piece of writing should be no longer than 1500 words.
4. All entries must be received by 5pm Friday 10 June 2010.
5. Electronic submissions only. Please email your submission as a Word attachment to eureka@eurekastreet.com.au. Include the words 'Submission: Margaret Dooley Award' in the subject line. Include a COVER LETTER in the body of your email, stating your full name, age, postal address and a contact telephone number.
6. The awards will be made only if the judges believe the winning entries are of sufficient quality. The judge's decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into.
7. By submitting entries to the 2011 Margaret Dooley Award, the author acknowledges that the pieces are their own original work, and agrees to abide by the rules of the competition and the decision of the judges.

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