For the first time ever, I’ve been asked to be a judge for a short story competition.
The competition, organised by the City of Boroondara, features three categories: Open Short Story (judge Paddy O’Reilly), Young Writers Poetry (judge Bulk Ace) and Young Writers Prose (judge, yours truly).
Here’s hoping we get lots of good entries, and a minimum of fantasy writers. I clearly remember my own years as a young scribe, writing endless stories involving swords, scabbards, trumpets, duels and lords.
JRR Tolkien, you’ve got a lot to answer for.
Oh, and that also includes you, Anne McCaffery.
Yeah, John Marsden, you too.