Mayor's Writing Award

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This award was designed to acknowledge the literary skills of local people and to recognise Darebin’s creative community.

 The 2017 Darebin Mayor’s Writing Award is an annual award for writers who live, work or study in the City of Darebin.

This year’s award is for short works on the theme Migration: People and Places.

Tell us your story in 700 words or less. Accepting works of all genres as well as work written in languages other than English.

The winner of this year’s award will receive a prize of $2000. Additionally, two shortlisted writers will each receive a prize of $500. Entries will be judged by a panel of three professional writers: Louise Swinn, Susan Johnston and Adolfo Aranjuez.

Entries open 24 March 2017.

To find out more and submit your entry: visit the Darebin Arts website to read the eligibility criteria and submission guidelines, then complete the linked online form

Entries must be submitted by 5pm, Sunday 30 April, 2017. The winner will be announced at a special event on Thursday 8 June, 2017.

Enquiries: writingprojects@darebin.vic.gov.au

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n-SCRIBE is an arts and literary journal for writers and readers in the Northern suburbs.

n-SCRIBE publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short story, journalism, creative non-fiction, memoir and images, once a year. Led by a working group of writers and editors, n-SCRIBE is a Darebin City Council - Creative Culture initiative. We aim to uncover, celebrate and stimulate writing, arts and reading culture.

Visit Darebin Arts for more details.

Applications are open to those who live, work, play or study in the northern suburbs. Work is selected for publication by the working group through an open, blind submission process. n-SCRIBE is a free publication.

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