And the winners are…!!!!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Competitions, Teen Writers | 2 comments

After much nail biting, the judges’ votes are in! All our finalists received a lot of love from the judges and everyone agreed this was a tough decision. Once the votes were counted, however, there were three stories that really stood out to receive the first, second and third places in our Teens Only Writing Competition. And the winners are: 1st Place: “Limited” by Allison Mulder (winning a AU$50 payment and publication on the Visibility Fiction site) 2nd Place: “Silence” by Jasmine Brown (winning a AU$20 payment and publication on the Visibility Fiction site) 3rd Place: “California...

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Teen Writing Competition FINALISTS!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Competitions, News, Teen Writers | 0 comments

It’s time to announce the Teen Writing Competition FINALISTS! The overall standard of the entries was extremely high, making this a tough decision. I read and reread entries considering a number of factors such as how well they read as young adult fiction, how well they incorporate diversity, and the usual story factors such as plot and characterisation (not to mention that X-Factor). Based on these factors, each story was given a score out of 10 and our finalists were chosen. Without further ado, your finalists in alphabetical order are: “Black Frost” by Joel Wheeler...

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An Update on the Teen Writing Competition

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Competitions, News | 0 comments

The Teen Writing Competition closed two weeks ago and I’m not even half way through the entries. It is taking me longer than I expected to get through all the submissions, partly due to the number of entries, but mostly due to the sheer awesomeness of each of the stories. I keep forgetting I am supposed to be taking notes and judging as I read. Instead I drift off into new and exciting worlds created by each of the stories, and struggle to return before realising there is a purpose to all this reading other than my own enjoyment. So here’s the truth that has become all to clear...

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Visibility Fiction is now a Paying Market!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Competitions, News | 0 comments

It’s time for some exciting news: Visibility Fiction is now a paying market! From now on, we will be offering a token payment for all fiction stories published on Visibility Fiction. The payment will be $5 for each story and payments will be made through PayPal.* [Edit: our pay rate has now gone up to $10] We will continue to publish on an irregular publishing schedule, publishing stories based on quality rather than restrictive deadlines. We think this is the best way to ensure Visibility Fiction maintains a high standard of young adult fiction, as we are firmly of the “quality...

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Teens Only Writing Competition

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Competitions, News | 19 comments

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED TO ENTRIES. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY (BY THE END OF AUGUST, HOPEFULLY!) Here at Visibility Fiction we are very excited to announce our very first Teens Only Writing Competition. Who can enter? If you are a teen (aged 13-19) you can enter! The competition is open worldwide and entry is free. Guidelines for Entries: We want to see short stories (between 1000-4000 words) with in the young adult genre. This means the protagonist (main character) must also be a teen. Most importantly, we want protagonists from typically underrepresented minorities. This...

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