Categories Awards, Closed
Submission Due 2014-10-18
Word Count 1000-2000
Prize $100 (AUD)
Tell us a profound story by revealing as little as possible.
In the minimalist style of Ernest Hemingway, show us the meaning in what lies beneath the surface of your story. Don’t explain this meaning or describe it. In other words: show us, don’t tell us.
Also referred to as the “theory of omission,” Hemingway’s iceberg theory posits that (in his own words), “You could omit anything if you knew that you omitted, and the omitted part would strengthen the story and make people feel something more than they understood.”

And in honor of icebergs and ocean water, we also ask that you weave some form of marine life into your story. 🙂

Announced: 7 August 2014

Submission Date: 18 October 2014

Short List: 20 October – 2 November 2014

Winner Announced: 3 November 2014

Word Count: 1000-2000

Prizes: $100 (AUD or equivalent)