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Sex and Gender Awards 2021

THIRD PRIZE

A$125 cash + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies

(Value $175)


SECOND PRIZE

A$250 cash + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies

(Value $300)

FIRST PRIZE

A$350 cash + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies

(Value $400)


PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS

PRODUCED THESE ANTHOLOGIES AMONG MANY OTHERS

ENTRY FEES

One story - A$14.00

Two stories - A$26.00

Three stories - A$36.00

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HIGHLY COMMENDED


Publication + e-book

(Value

$5 x 30 stories = $150)


How to Enter

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Opens: 28 April 2021

Closes: 11:59 pm AEST 18 July 2021

Length: ≤1500 words

Award value: Over $1000 in cash and books.

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

ENTRIES OPEN 28 APRIL


Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor the Stringybark Sex and Gender Short Story Award 2021. We are looking for great short  stories that address any issues relating to human relationships from a sex or gender perspective. Subjects that could be explored in a fictional context include: romance, sexual violence, love, lust, harassment, bullying, LGBTIQ+, equality, respect, disrespect, consent, care, empathy, empowerment, redemption, discrimination etc. We want stories that illuminate these issues but also that give us hope for a better future.


The story must be:

  •    1500 words or fewer in length;

  •     be related to sex or gender issues

  •     written for an audience aged 16 and above.


We have an award pool of over $1000 in cash and books to encourage you in this endeavour, provided by our sponsor Stringybark Publishing.

Reading other stories is a great way to gain inspiration for your own writing. Head over to the Bookshop to read some great short stories from other Stringybark anthologies.

Prizes