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Monthly Humour Competition Witcraft (Gold Star Program) Gold Star

Send us skillfully written stories that are brief, humorous and engaging, with the emphasis on wit, word play, absurdity and inspired nonsense. Submissions close December 15, 2023. Word limits: 200-1000. First prize A$50, second prize A$20, third prize A$10, payable via Paypal only.

Note: All general submissions between November 9 and December 15 will be automatically included in the monthly competition.

Witcraft monthly humour competition Free


Closes on Friday, December 15, 2023 11:59 PM Cen. Australia Daylight Time (in 15 days)

We’re looking for prose that is founded on wit, humour, puns, absurdity and irony. Put away the sledgehammer, the cliches, the tired tropes and the nastiness.

What we won’t publish are:

  • stories that are gratuitously offensive. You know exactly what we mean, so don’t try us.
  • jokes and/or comedy routines. This is a site dedicated to longer written humour.

Hard sells will include the list below, which will no doubt grow longer with experience:

  • If you think excretion or genitalia or four-letter words are inherently funny, this is not the place for you.
  • Current political satire, including fake news.
  • Shaggy dog stories (unless they’re about shaggy dogs)
  • Snarky diatribes

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