Write4Autism is a new short story competition, launching today. The prize fund will be determined by the number of entries received, up to a maximum of €4,500 (about $6,000)
The prizes on offer are as follows:
First prize 50% of the prize fund up to a maximum of €2,250 (about $3,000)
Second prize 25% of the prize fund up to a maximum of €1,125 (about $1,500)
Third prize 10% of the prize fund up to a maximum of €450 (about $600)
18 addition prizes from the remaining 15% of the prize fund up to a maximum of €37.50 (about $50)
The entry fee is €7.50 (about $10) per story, the word limit 1,500 words.
We have a judging panel of four great writers: Colin Bateman, Declan Burke, Nathan Bransford and Lucille Redmond.
The proceeds from the competition will be used to fund Enhanced Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiatives (ASDI), a registered charity working with adults with Autism in Ireland.
Depending on the quality of the winning stories, they may be published in an eBook for Kindle, with the proceeds of this eBook going to the charity.
Update (11 December 2013): Closing date for the competition has been extended to 31 January, 2014
Update (15 December 2013): The competition is now open to paper entries for writers without PayPal accounts.
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