“It’s never too late … to learn to read” is a short story competition for unpublished, new, emerging and established Australian writers. For some, it will be the chance to tell their own stories; for others, it will be the opportunity to imagine the experiences of an adult learning to read. Our aim is for the creation of exciting, inspiring and challenging stories to support and encourage adult learning, and to highlight the fact that “It’s never too late … to learn to read”.
The first National Year of Reading 2012 Federal Government-funded initiative is up and running, with a competition for writers to coincide with this year’s Adult Learners Week. Prizes are worth $45,000 for short stories by published and unpublished writers.