Short Story Competitions

A couple of short story competitions with fairly substantial prize pools have come through my reader recently, so I’m passing them on to you 🙂

ABR SHORT STORY COMPETITION 

To complement our suite of literary competitions, ABR is reviving the Short Story Competition, with a first prize valued at $2000. There are two other prizes. All three place-getters will be published in the magazine. Stories in English of between 1000 and 3000 words are eligible, as long as they have not been published previously or are not on offer elsewhere. Multiple entries are acceptable. The closing date is May 10

CLICK HERE for the entry form, or ring (03) 9429 6700.

ABR now publishes short fiction. We welcome submissions from authors.


Katharine Susannah Prichard
Speculative Fiction Award 2010

Closing date: Friday, May 28, 2010
2 CATEGORIES:
· Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards
· Mundaring National Young Writers Awards (20 years and under)
Both sections are open to all Australian residents.
WORDS:
Minimum 1500 Maximum 3500
ENTRY FEES:
· Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards – $7.00 per story, to be paid by cheque or money order only, payable to: KSP Foundation Inc.
· Shire of Mundaring National Young Writers Awards – no entry fee.
PRIZES:
· Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards: 1st $600 2nd $300 3rd $175 Commended 5 of $10
· Mundaring National Young Writers Awards: 1st $75 2nd $25 Commended 5 of $10
· Under-13’s: $25
Highly Commended and Commended Certificates will also be awarded.
Every form of Speculative Fiction such as science fiction, fantasy , horror, mystery and supernatural/superhero fiction are welcome.
The Awards will be announced and presented at the Awards Ceremony at KSP Writers’ Centre on Sunday, August 15, 2010

Katharine Susannah Prichard
Short Fiction Award

Closing date: Friday September 24, 2010
2 CATEGORIES:
• Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards
• Mundaring National Young Writers Awards (20 years and under)
Both sections are open to all Australian residents.
WORDS:
Minimum 1000 Maximum 3000
ENTRY FEES:
• Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards ‐ $7.00 per story, to be paid by cheque or money order only, payable to: KSP Foundation Inc.
• Shire of Mundaring National Young Writers Awards – no entry fee.
PRIZES:
• Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards: 1st $600 2nd $300 3rd $175 Commended 5 of $10
• Mundaring National Young Writers Awards: 1st $75 2nd $25 Commended 5 of $10
• Under‐13’s: $25
The Awards will be announced and presented at the Celebration of Katharine’s Birthday at KSP Writers’ Centre on Sunday, December 5, 2010.

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2 responses to “Short Story Competitions

  1. Anonymous

    THREE THOUSAND as a word limit just ANNOYS ME, and it’s in pretty much every competition in the whole COUNTRY, and yes it makes the stories nice and short for the judges to read, but NOTHING CAN happen at that length, it is good only for MOOD PIECES and I am fairly sure I will never be able to write anything that short (maybe a knock knock joke?) in my ENTIRE LIFE.
    GRR!
    Thoraiya

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