sun25febAll DayCompletedStringybark Short Story Award 2024CategoryMultiple categoriesAustraliaEntry Fee$15 Max word count1500 Top Prize$556

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Stringybark Publishing, Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist are proud to sponsor the Stringybark Open Short Story Award 2024. This is our flagship short story award and we are excited to read your entries. The theme is completely open, however there must be a link, no matter how small, to Australia. It could be a reference to a vegemite sambo or democracy sausage.

The story must be:

  • 1500 words or fewer in length;
  • have a link to Australia;
  • written for an audience aged 16 and above.

We have an award pool of over $1350 in cash and books to encourage you in this endeavour, provided by our sponsors Stringybark Publishing, Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist.

We are keen to encourage quality, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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