The winner of the Minds Shine Bright Storm Writing Competition was Chelinay Gates from Western Australia for her flash fiction entry ‘Storm Clouds Approaching. Twenty eighth writers were selected for publication in Storm Minds Shine Bright (Seasons Series 1) anthology. Second prize, third and fourth prizes were awarded to Cassie Boulis, Troy Walsh and Sarah Rasmussen.A tope ten show case included poets Steve Evans and Jennifer Harrison, and writers Gayle Beveridge, Patricia Fitzgerald, Jacqueline Winn and Riya Patel. All entries were blind judged by Amanda Scotney, Founder of Minds Shine Bright. The cover features art work by South Australian artist Mike Barr.
An unexpected joy in reading through the Storm entries was discovering some amazing stories and poems about animals, so this month’s feature image is Storm the cat nestling on her log. The sheer force of water, snow, ice, wind and fire remind us of how fragile we are, how tiny and how everything we treasureContinue reading “A Storm is forming”
Panel discussion, ‘Finding Confidence in the Arts in 2022’ Amanda Scotney in conversation with Jennifer Harrison, Naomi Lisner, Gayelene Carbis and Monique Nair.
Running a fiction writing competition has really exceeded my expectations. My life has been vastly enriched by embracing the arts and publishing books. There are tremendous levels of talent out there, so many stories, scripts and poems yet to be discovered. I’m looking forward to opening Minds Shine Bright writing competition CONFIDENCE 2023 on theContinue reading “Celebrating writers and poets”
Storm image by Lily Mulholland
Bright light at sunset over the Derwent River. Minds Shine Bright shines a bright light on writers.
This post announces the winning and commended entries for the Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022.
A storm rolls in towards Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island. Photo by Lily Mulholland. Storm writing competition open until 30 September 2022 at Mindsshinebright.com
Minds Shine Bright writing competition Storm is calling for entries from writers of stories, scripts and poems. Seeking short, sharp powerful fiction writing on the theme of storm.
Thank you to everyone who entered the Minds Shine Bright writing competition. Your entries were a joy to read. Some made us laugh and some made us cry. There was a great diversity of thinking around the theme of confidence and we look forward to exploring this theme further over time. By the end ofContinue reading “Thank you”