FAW Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award 2017

Conducted by the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc. 

PRIZE: $500

Closing date 31 August 2017.

(Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in disqualification without refund)

  1. The Award is for Short Stories up to 3000 words.
  2. Entrants must be permanent residents of Australia.
  3. Submitted entries must not have previously been published, nor be under consideration for publication. Entries may have been entered in other competitions but not won a monetary prize. Receipt of entry will not be acknowledged.
  4. Multiple entries are permitted, a separate Entry Form must be submitted with each entry.
  5. Entry Fee is $10.00 per entry. Only one cheque/postal order/direct debit is required for multiple entries.
  6. Cheques should be made payable ‘Fellowship Aust. Writers’. Please DO NOT post cash.
  7. The closing date is 31st August 2017.
  8. Entries can be emailed (preferred method) to <ua.gr1516721707o.wsn1516721707waf@r1516721707onevn1516721707ocpmo1516721707c1516721707> or mailed to the address given below. Emailed entries to be either a PDF or a Word document. All entries must be accompanied by an Entry Form, and a Title Page. A cover sheet with the title, word count, and author’s details, may also be supplied.
  9. Hand-written text will be disqualified.
  10. The author’s identity must appear on the Entry Form and Cover Sheet ONLY. The author’s name must NOT appear on either the manuscript or the Title Page.
  11. Only page number and title of the entry is to appear on each page of the manuscript.
  12. The results, and the judge’s report, will be emailed to all contestants after the Awards Luncheon in November.
  13. The author retains copyright to all work submitted, although prize-winning entries or a precis must be available for publication in the Fellowship’s bulletin Writers Voice and on the FAW NSW website. Unsuccessful entries will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope of appropriate size and postage.
  14. Entries must be original, creative and inspiring works which present to the audience an engaging work of literary excellence.
  15. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. There will be no individual appraisals.
  16. FAW NSW reserves the right not to award any prizes if, in the judge’s estimation, no entries of sufficient merit are received.
  17. THE WINNER will be announced at the Annual Luncheon to be held in Sydney.

ENTRY FORMS can be downloaded here or by request to:

The Convenor
FAW Marjorie Barnard Award,
C/- 8/15–19 Gosford Avenue

For more information:
Email: <ua.gr1516721707o.wsn1516721707waf@r1516721707onevn1516721707ocpmo1516721707c1516721707>
Phone 02 4308 9356/ Mobile 0458 375 256.


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