The Annual Stringybark Open-Themed Short Story Award

is now open


Inspiring Creativity since 2010



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If you are a prize-winner or a highly commended author in one of our competitions then we are proud to publish your work.  Whether you want to read a great story just for fun, or wish to see what kinds of stories win our competitions then take time to peruse our bookshop and buy one or two, or even more of our award-winning anthologies.


Our competitions are open to all Australian and international authors of all skill levels. All judging is done blind so whether you are a regular Pulitzer Prize winner or an emerging writer, it's your writing that will be judged and not your reputation. We offer competitions covering many different themes.  Click here to see the breadth of our offerings.

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