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Your time is up!
How did you go with the February challenge? Your February short story should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org in *txt or Word format (not RTF as previously stated).
Your piece will be checked for publication and you may be asked to make minor changes.
Now to start the March challenge.
This month, the genre is Australian, and the theme is “Childhood Summer.”
How will you tackle this? You might do something biographical or even autobiographical, or you may choose to tell a fictional story set in the present or the past. Will you tell a dark and complex story with gripping psychological power? Or will you instead tell a coming of age story?
Try to grasp the essence of summer and the essence of childhood. Your child might show innocence, wonder or curiosity about the world they live in. Summer in Australia might be acres of baking bitumen, days on the beach or bushfire and drought.
Your target is 800-3000 words (there is some flexibility with this). We will try and get some editorial expertise on board to polish up your piece once submitted.
On a final note, I may be a little quiet over the next week or two, as I have a grape harvest in my life at the moment. I will be calling for expressions of interest in participation in the SALA project so that we can start planning for this.