This competition follows in the grand footsteps of our other thematic awards. For this competition we are looking for stories that have as their title a cliché and include one reference to that cliché somewhere in the story.
We DO NOT want a story containing many clichés. We hate clichés with a passion but we reckon clichés can inspire some ripper short stories. Can you imagine the content of stories with titles such as:
- A Bed of Roses
- A Fate Worse than Death
- A Hard Man is Good to Find
- Behind the Eight Ball
- Built Like a Brick Shithouse
- The Female of the Species is Deadlier than the Male…
Stringybark invites you to write a short story of up to 1500 words that addresses this theme. The Prize value for this competition is over $1000 in cash and books. International entries most welcome.
Closing date for entries is 16 July 2017. Details at: http://www.stringybarkstories.net