You are cordially invited to take part in the 16th English Short Story Writing Competition. The Regulations, Prizes and Procedures are as follows:
1. All HKBU full-time undergraduate students*
2. All HKBU full-time postgraduate students*
* Excluding students from the School of Continuing Education and College of International Education)
Titles & Word Limit: Students must use ONE of the titles/story prompts provided and keep to a maximum of 7500 characters, including spaces.
NOTE: The word limit does NOT include the provided prompt.
Prizes for each category:
- First Prize ($1,500 book voucher and a trophy)
- Second Prize ($1,200 book voucher and a trophy)
- Third Prize ($900 book voucher and a trophy)
- Merit Prizes ($500 book voucher)
Selection Procedure: Winners are selected by a panel of judges from HKBU and professional international writers.
Application Deadline: 3 February 2021
1. Demonstration of creativity and originality, expression of emotions, and development of characters and plot;
2. Accuracy and variety of language, proper and effective use of vocabulary and dialogue.
Reminder on Plagiarism:
Please be reminded that all works submitted will be subject to a plagiarism check. Contestants who submit plagiarised works will be disqualified from the contest.
In times of crisis and upheaval, the storyteller has traditionally been asked to provide direction and meaning. Patrick Holland makes the case that our globalised world, with its valorisation of speed and ubiquitous chatter, is antithetical to the creative writer’s vocation. In this lecture, Holland offers ways that the writer might yet stand outside the ‘system of global flows’ and offer something valuable to the community in situations such as that which we are presently undergoing.
Patrick Holland is an Australian novelist and short story writer, and a devotee of literary minimalism. His works have been published in various countries including Australia, the U.S.A, the UK, Italy and Japan. His most recent novel, One, was longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. He was the Asia-Pacific representative judge for the 2016 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize and is currently an Assistant Professor of Humanities & Creative Writing at HKBU.
RULES FOR PARTICIPATION
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR STORY
1. Submit your personal data via the online form
2. Create an account on SHORTEDITION
3. Submit your story via SHORTEDITION
VIDEO FOR REFERENCE
How to submit your story via SHORTEDITION (https://youtu.be/txAHqJ2ip6U)