Short Story Competition

In conjunction with the Queensland Writers Centre, the Brisbane Early Music Festival is holding a short story competition, with the theme … wait for it … of Early Music!

The competition will open in February 2020, and close late March. Dates will be posted here as soon as confirmed.

Length of story: 1500 words maximum

You can write about Mediaeval, Renaissace or Baroque music – performers, luthiers, or even from the point of view of an instrument of the period. Or you could write a story based in the present about performers presenting early music or some other aspect. The main judging criteria will be: good writing, early music theme and correct musical allusions. This may require a little research if you are a non-musician. 

If you’re not familiar with early music, you can find selected YouTube clips on the EMSQ website. There are also some articles on early instruments on the same website.

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