The Stringybark Open Short Story Award 2021

Closing date: 31 January 2021 

Clean the spilt coffee out of your keyboard (or sharpen your goose quill, whichever is more appropriate) and start writing a 1500 word (max) story that will excite the judges. This is an open-themed award although there are three requirements:

  • The story must be 1500 words or fewer in length;
  • It must have a link, no matter how tenuous, to Australia; and
  • It is written for an audience aged 16 and above.

The sponsor of this competition, Stringybark Publishing, has an award pool of over $1000 in cash and books to encourage you in this endeavour. 

Entry fees: $14 for one story, $26 for two stories, $36 for three stories (max). Details at:

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