Closing date: 4pm 22 May 2023
The Inaugural About Kids Books Short Story Prize celebrates excellence in Short Story writing by adults writing for children and fills a gap in the children’s international literature award landscape.
Stories must be for children aged 8 to 11 years. The word limit is 1,500 words.
The entry fee is AU$15 per entry payable through PayPal or cheque payable to Di Bates, 29 Creekrun, Cordeaux Heights NSW 2526 Australia.
Writers can enter up to three stories.
There will be two prizes: first is AU$500 and second is AU$250.
For entry forms and further information, go to
If you have any questions about the prize, please contact Di Bates