For the past eleven years Stringybark Stories has run international short story competitions from their base in Australia.
David Vernon, Editor and Judge, wrote to tell me that this year they are running a competition focussing on sex and gender issues.
Over to David…
The Stringybark Sex and Gender Short Story Award 2021
We are looking for great short stories that address any issues relating to human relationships from a sex or gender perspective. Subjects that could be explored in a fictional context include: romance, sexual violence, love, lust, harassment, bullying, LGBTIQ+, equality, respect, disrespect, consent, care, empathy, empowerment, redemption, discrimination etc. We want stories that illuminate these issues but also that give us hope for a better future. The story must be: • 1500 words or fewer in length; • related to sex or gender issues; and • written for…
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