Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Walking on Thin Ice

A short story competition to promote mental health awareness.

“Talk about depression” – But what if you can’t – because institutions of power or stifling, culturally-enforced shame have made it unsafe to do so?

Theme: Mental illness, stigma and oppressive institutional power

Deadline extended to: November 15

Prizes: €500, €250 and €100. Publication in an e-anthology for the final shortlist.

bof final shortlist: Dave Lordan, poetry and prose writer and facilitator, author of Invitation to a Sacrifice and First Book of Frags.

The Walking on Thin Ice short story competition has one aim: to produce powerful, new, high-quality short fiction (500 – 4000 words) on the topic of mental health, stigma and power by means of an open blind-submission short story contest. The intention is also to fundraise as much of the prize money as possible.

Entry is open to anyone, anywhere in the world – but entries must be in English.

Rules, submissions and more info here

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