Still time to get creative
BUDDING authors and poets have less than two weeks left to put pen to paper for the Gazette/ Reef Writers short story competition.
People from all walks of life are encouraged to enter, from school students to experienced writers, to show off their writing finesse in the short story or poetry competitions.
Former competition winner and Mossman State High School teacher Helen Ramoutsaki said the competition is a great opportunity for people to put their work out there.
“It creates a great sense of community and lets people express themselves,” she said.
“I’m trying to encourage some of my students to enter some short stories or poetry pieces to help them gain confidence by getting their work out there for people to read.”
The competition is running for the fifth year and organiser Pablo Freeman said there has been a great response in the past.
“With still a week to go before the entries close we are calling to anyone who enjoys writing to submit a short story or poem,” he said.
“We are encouraging younger kids that are learning to write stories to let their imaginations run wild and submit a story.”
The theme or subject for pieces is open and entries can be fiction or nonfiction. Entries close on July 13.
The best entries will be published in the Gazette over the coming months with major sponsor Whileaway Bookshop providing a bunch of book vouchers for those published. See page 14 of today’s Gazette for details on how to enter the competition..
Satisfying: Helen Ramoutsaki has entered in the short story competition