Odyssey House Victoria Annual Short Story Competition

Closing date 5 November 2021

This competition is open to writers of all ages and experience.

Each submission must be no more than 1,500 words and follow the theme ‘New Beginnings’. It will need to make a reference to alcohol and/or drugs.

There is a limit of three entries per person, and the entry fee is $10 per story.

First prize is $1,000 and a one year membership to Writers Victoria; 2nd prize is $100 and 3rd prize is $50.

For more information or to download an entry form, go to www.odyssey.org.au/short-story-competition-2021/ or to www.odyssey.org.au.

The money raised from this competition will go towards the work of Odyssey House Victoria. Since its inception, Odyssey House Victoria have provided a supportive drug-free environment for people and their families affected by problems associated with drugs, including alcohol. One unique aspect of Odyssey House Victoria is that we provide services to the families and children of people affected by substance abuse.

Any queries, please contact Lynette Gaspero on 03 9420 7600 or by email at

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