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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

KSP Media Release

Media Release


The Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers’ Centre
reduces minimum word count for all youth entries

Greenmount, Perth, WA – 12 August 2014

The KSP Writers’ Centre has lowered the word count for youth in all three of their writing competitions for 2014. The reason for the change is that the original word count in the fiction categories was considered to be too high for a junior writer to be able to fulfil and may have discouraged many of the younger writers to enter. Therefore the word count has been changed to a 200 word minimum in the fiction contests and a 6 line minimum in the poetry competition.

The KSP Writers’ Centre has three writing competitions scheduled for 2014 including the KSP Speculative Fiction Awards (open to all), the KSP Short Fiction Awards (open to all) and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Awards (WA entries only). All three competitions are looking for original, unpublished work and there is a limit of one entry per author for each competition. There are thousands in cash prizes available. The closing dates are in early September; please visit the Competitions page on KSP website for full guidelines and entry forms.

The KSP Writers’ Centre is dedicated to encouraging writers of every level reach their potential and take up the challenge of entering competitions. We would love to see more young people up the age of twenty enter the competitions and share their unique stories with the world – for today’s youth are tomorrow’s best-selling authors. And entry is FREE!


Enquiries can be directed to:
Shannon Coyle, Coordinator, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre
11 Old York Road, Greenmount, WA 6056
Telephone: (08) 9294 1872


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