Terms and conditions
Please read before Entering

Please take the time to read the terms and conditions, as well as our formatting preferences. It is at the discretion of the judging panel to refuse any submissions that do not adhere to the terms. To enter please pay your entry fee online. You will be sent a code and invite to Drop Box where you can upload your file.

1 All entries must be the original work of the author, previously unpublished in any online or printed publication and have not achieved a place in any other competition.

2 Entries that have been submitted to this competition previously should not be resubmitted.

3 All entries must be fiction, include a reference to alcohol and/or drugs and address the theme "Reflection". This theme is open to interpretation. The author does not necessarily have to write about alcohol and/or other drugs.

4 Entry cost is $50 per submission or $90 two submissions. Early submissions $40 before March 2019

5 Payment must accompany all entries and is non-refundable. Entries submitted without payment will not be accepted.

Payment and submission can be made online only.

6 The judges reserve the right to not award prize money if none of the entries fulfil all set criteria, and/or do not meet the quality sought by the judging panel.

7 The closing date for entries is Friday 2 November 20189 Winners will be contacted by Writers Opinion and published on our website.

8 Prizes will be awarded for the top three stories. First place prize: $1,000 plus 12 month membership to Writers Victoria. Second place prize: $100. Third place prize: $50.

9 The judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

10 Winners ONLY will be notified during December 2018.

11 Copyright will remain with the author but INKET's reserves the right to publish the prize-winning and runner-up stories.

Formatting

1 A synopsis must be included

2 All entries must be typed using double spacing, 12 point, in Arial or Times New Roman. Please leave at least 3cm margins. The judges reserve the right to reject work incorrectly formatted.

3 The story's name and page number must be included in the header of each page. DO NOT include the author's name.

4 (Submitting online) All entries must be submitted as PDF through the online drop box along with completion of the online form fields and payment.. Please save your PDF file as your story title only, do not include any personal information in the file name.

5 Files to be marked surname_DOB_title_genre unmarked or wrongly titled files will be deleted.