The Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award

Closing date: 30 April 2021

The Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award is currently taking submissions for a work of fiction or non-fiction up to 3000 words. Prize: $500.

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of The Burbidge Prize, which will be presented as part of Williamtown Literary Festival in June.

“The Burbidge Prize has a loyal following among short story writers so, after a two-year hiatus, we are pleased to be able to offer it as part of our suite of awards,” Committee President, Hugh Jones, said.


The $500 prize was established by local author Mary Burbidge to honour the life of her daughter, Jenny. It is funded by royalties from Mary’s memoir Forever Baby, published by HarperCollins in 1999, and welcomes short stories of fiction or non-fiction up to 3000 words on the theme of disability.

Submission is by email to:

Entry criteria is available at the Williamstown Literary Festival website www.willylitfest.org.au/home/writing-prizes/

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