The Stringybark Short Story Award 2019

Closing date 19 January 2020

Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor its annual flagship award, The Stringybark Stories Short Story Award 2019. 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. It can be set wherever your fancy takes you. It can involve characters from the past, the future or today. The only two stipulations are that it must have a link, no matter how tenuous, to Australia (the vegemite sambo on the counter is fine) and suitable for readers over the age of sixteen.

The organisers have an award pool of over $1000 in cash and books to encourage you in this endeavour as well as publication of the winning and highly commended stories.

The word length is 1500 words and the closing date is 19 January 2020. International entries are most welcome. Details at:

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