The Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Short Story Award 2017

Closing date: 16 July 2017

This competition follows in the grand footsteps of other thematic awards from Stringybark Stories. For this competition the organisers are looking for stories that have as their title a cliché and include one reference to that cliché somewhere in the story.

They DO NOT want a story containing many clichés (just one). Clichés can inspire some ripper short stories. Can you imagine the content of stories with titles such as:

  • A Bed of Roses
  • A Fate Worse than Death
  • A Hard Man is Good to Find
  • Behind the Eight Ball
  • Built Like a Brick Shithouse
  • The Female of the Species is Deadlier than the Male…

Stringybark invites you to write a short story of up to 1500 words that addresses this theme. The Prize value for this competition is over $1000 in cash and books. International entries most welcome. Closing date for entries is 16 July 2017.

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