Stories for late September's topic, 'Out of the Blue' by Elizabeth Kearns, Bev Morton, Judy Perry and Ray O'Shannessy have been added to the website, with more due over the coming week.
October's topic usually follows the topic set for the annual Benalla Festival's, Writing Competition. With the Festival being cancelled this year, we are trying something different. The theme is '"This Life". The aim is to submit a 500 word story of own choice, a story important to you, a story you have often wanted to write about. After writing the story, develop a title for it using the title 'This (......) Life". Drawing on titles submitted to the Australian newspaper's 'This .... Life' weekly column of submitted stories, it might be something like, "This (inspiring) Life", "This (entitled) Life", "This (serendipitous) Life" or ‘This (downsizing) Life’, A recent story published in the Australian was titled - ‘This (Number 8) Life’ - a story about growing up as ‘Number 8’ in a family of nine children. If you have difficulty titling your story in this way, submit it anyway and we'll come up with a suggestion for you.