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The Time's Right to Write for NMIT

22 Mar 2013

As part of NMIT's (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) centenary festivities the institute is launching its inaugural “Time to Write” short story competition.

Alice Robinson, competition coordinator and an NMIT Writing and Publishing Lecturer, says “We hope the competition allows us to discover interesting new writers. The competition is open to everyone. It's a great chance to see your work in print and be introduced to the writing community, both at NMIT's Fairfield Campus and beyond.”

In keeping with the centenary, the theme is “Time”. The competition calls for 600 - 1000 word submissions in the following categories:
• 12 - 14 years old
• 15 - 17 years old
• 18 - 20 years old
• open
• NMIT staff and students.

Entries will be judged by a panel of Bachelor of Writing and Publishing lecturers and student writers. Winners and selected shortlisted works will be published in a print and eBook anthology by NMIT's imprint Yarra Bend Press.

Entries are due by Friday 18 May 2012. Winners will be announced at the book launch festival on Friday 13 July 2012.
For more information visit contact the competition coordinator Alice Robinson at or 03 0269 1833. Entry forms are available at

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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on six campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north plus a regional campus at Ararat, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.

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