Dark imaginings micro-story competition closing soon

Just four weeks remain for University of Melbourne students to write and submit a Gothic story in 300 words, or less; entries close on 31 July. Professor Peter Otto and Dr Elizabeth MacFarlane have kindly agreed to act as judges. The competition is associated with the Dark Imaginings exhibition in the Noel Shaw Gallery, Baillieu Library, which also closes at the end of this month.

To experience something of the variety and quality of the entries, see the recent Special Collections and Grainger Museum blog post, which reproduces Daisy Feller and Joss Deane’s stories, both among the earliest submitted. And if you are a student here at the University who enjoys writing fiction—or you know someone else who does—there is still time to enter. The Dark imaginings exhibition may provide some inspiration.

Image: Unknown photographer, The Apparition [detail], c.1880s, Special Collections, University of Melbourne