We are not open for submissions for 2018.

Champion the short story and its derivatives, Raging Aardvark Publications aims to provide a space for emerging writers to demonstrate to a wider community their talents and to foster positive growth within the writers community for these writers.

  Although primarily set up in order to publish CYOA (Choose Your Online Adventures) collaborative projects, Raging Aardvark Publications have expanded into anthologies of short stories, flash fiction and poetry as well as delving into Non-Fiction.

  If it's edgy, cheeky or something that lives out on the fringes, then this is the place to submit it.

  At the moment we are not accepting unsolicited material. 

  Please continue to check the competitions page and submissions pages for future opportunities.

Twisted Tales

Our annual Flash Fiction Competition will be open for submissions in March 2019. Check back here for submission details. 

People’s Choice Contest through ether books and guest blog sites during June.

Long List of Flash Fiction and Peoples Choice winner  will be announced on Flash Fiction Day (the last weekend of June).

The top 12 Flash Fiction entries will be announced and celebrated on the second week of July.

 

The ebook and printed anthology are normally be published in early December.

Ends on October 26, 2018

Art Words is is a new transmedia project between the Stanthorpe Art Gallery and Stanthorpe Writers Group.

  Each month, local writers use a specific piece of artwork unearthed from the vaults of the Stanthorpe Gallery as stimuli to craft a 100-300 word response.
 

This months inspiration is drawn from the exhibition, Crisps School Art Prize which is currently on display at the Art Gallery. With its theme of science and recycling and so many creative young artists displaying their 3 D projects, collages and paintings,  there will be something for everyone to choose and gain some inspiration to write about.

 Submissions must be in by the 25th of each month.

  All submitted pieces will be printed and displayed, where possible or practicable with the artwork at the gallery during the subsequent month.

  Art Words is open to all ages to any writer, author, poet who resides on the Granite Belt, Queensland. 


 If this is your first entry, please include either your residental/postal address to show you are a resident or answer this question. ( Previous entrants do not need to include this)
What colour is the Red Bridge? ( only Granite Belt Residents would know this)                                          

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The word count is strict
  Open writers responses are under 300 words
  Junior writers under 100.
Word count does not take into account title or authors name.
   Each entry to be headed :
  Name:
  Title:
  Word Count:

Art Words Agreement
  By submitting my work to Art Words, I am agreeing to these conditions.
  I understand that I may choose to print this agreement, sign and submit it via email , or to submit it here and thereby agreeing to the conditions (digitally signed.)
  The Writer retains full copyright of their stories.  Should the author wish to submit, publish or sell it to other entities, they have the right to do so, though they should mention that the story has been viewed in a public space and site this when they enter elsewhere.
  Moral rights reside with the Writer subject to normal and reasonable editing and formatting requirements.
  The Writer understands that work submitted to the monthly writing response activity has the opportunity, but not the automatic right to be displayed in The Stanthorpe Art Gallery alongside the monthly artwork. As such, in line with the current Stanthorpe Art Gallery photographic conditions, this work may be photographed as part of the exhibition and used in a number of social media or printed media outlets, not limited to The Border Post, Facebook, Instagram and related websites. The Writer understands that photographs of this work and the Writers name may be used to promote or advertise the exhibitions via these media outlets.
  The Writer also understands that there is an opportunity, but not the automatic right, for this Art Words written response to be published in local printed media and on social media. The Writers understands that inclusion into these medias is outside of the selection of the organiser of Art Words or the Stanthorpe Art Gallery, and lays solely with the editor of the said printed newspapers.
  The Artist understands that all submitted work has the opportunity to be considered to be included for publishing in a yearly anthology, but that no guarantees are made for any inclusion. Should a piece of work be chosen for publication, the writer will be contacted initially with regards to outside competitions or publications the work has been entered or published in. If agreeable to both the Writer and the other parties and dependant upon their copyright agreements; the writer will undertake a seperate contract and agreement with regards to this publication.
  The Writer recognises that there is no payment for submissions or royalties on these publications, nor for the monthly exhibition which the work may be displayed at.

We run a few competitions over the year and welcome the input of experienced wordsmiths, who have, themselves entered competitions and understand the angst of waiting for 'the judgement'.

Please submit a 50 word bio and the reason you would like to assist at some point in judging one of our competitions in the COVER LETTER section. 

We look forward to chatting soon!


Submissions from Non-Fiction authors will be considered on an individual basis. 

A basic submission should include:

1. A cover letter,

2. A  blurb (what you would expect to be on the back of the book when its published),

3. A short bio (50 - 70 words)

4. An excerpt (1000 words or less)of the work

in order for feedback or suggestions to be given.

There is no fee, nor promises with this, but every submission will be honoured with feedback.

Authors are advised to have their work professionally proofread and to work with an editor regardless of where they decide to publish their work.

Submissions from Fiction authors will be considered on an individual basis. 

To submit to this form, your work of fiction should be considered as a Novella or Novel. We regularly run competitions for short stories and flash fiction; so please don't submit these here. 

A basic submission should include: 

1. A cover letter,

2. A  blurb (what you would expect to be on the back of the book when its published),

3. A short bio (50 - 70 words)

4. An excerpt (1000 words or less)of the work

in order for feedback or suggestions to be given.

There is no fee, nor promises with this, but every submission will be honoured with feedback.

Authors are advised to have their work professionally proofread and to work with an editor regardless of where they decide to publish their work.

Raging Aardvark Publications