In light of recent world events, compose a piece of fiction dealing with power, secrecy, and the right to know. It can be any genre, and does not have to deal specifically with leadership, governments, or heads of state.
Depth and craft are essential, and the short list will carry more stringent criteria then previous awards. To avoid being heavy handed, you may wish to explore the use of metaphor and allegory.
These instructions are brief. Make sure you read them carefully.
I’ll be watching you.
The OUR MOTIVES ARE BENIGN Award
Announced: 18 June 2013
Submission Date: 24 June 2013
Short List: 25 June – 2 July 2013
Winner Announced: 3 July 2013
Word Count: 400 – 800
Prizes: $100 (AUD or equivalent)
Eligibility: Open to everyone