The winners will write fortnightly for the collaborative project and receive a one-off prize of $200. They will be paid $75 per fortnight to blog and tweet, while one runner-up will receive $100 and have their entry published online.
Meanland is focused on considering the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the digital revolution and its impact on publishing. Issues covered already have included: the blurring between readers and writers as people are increasingly creating their own content; the cultural and political impact of unparalleled monopolies rising in the digital landscape; and the psychological consequences of reading and writing online.
To enter, choose one of the topics below and email a .doc entry to Meanjin’s Deputy Editor Zora Sanders with “Meanland blog entry” in the title.
– Digital writing, which uses linking, video and commentary, is a return to oral storytelling traditions
– The Internet has not impacted on my reading habits in the slightest
– Speaking of paywalls…
– Creative solutions to old media problems: what will reading be like in the coming decades?
The word limit is 1000 words, and entries close 5pm on May 16.
You can email Zora at email@example.com or visit the website for more details.