Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2014, early submissions encouraged
Publication date: late October 2014
In 2012, Griffith REVIEW 38: The Novella Project played a major role in enabling Australian and New Zealand authors to gain a foothold in the English language revival of the novella underway internationally. It was a best-seller at independent bookshops and widely praised by reviewers.
Griffith REVIEW 46: Novella Project 2: Forgotten Stories will explore in fiction forgotten stories with an historical dimension, delving beyond the handful of iconic tales that have grown threadbare.
The massive migration of the past generation is not only changing Australia but reviving the need to find new ways to tell forgotten stories that are part of a shared but often overlooked cultural heritage of this country. Forgotten Stories will redefine what it means to be Australian in the twenty-first century.
Authors must initially submit a project outline and evidence of prior writing no later than 31 January, 2014. All submissions must conform to the guidelines and formatting set out in the 'Terms and Conditions of Entry'. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-March and must then submit the completed Novella no later than 1 August 2014. The entry fee ($50, or $35 for current Griffith REVIEW subscribers) will be used to cover the administrative costs of conducting this competition.
Submission is limited to Australian and New Zealand authors. Submissions will be assessed by a panel of expert judges and the Griffith REVIEW team.
The final works will be published in the Griffith REVIEW 2014 annual fiction edition and as eSingles available online.