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The Stringybark Short Story Awards 2019

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Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor our 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.


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


Opens: 25 September 2019.

Closes:  11:59 pm AEST 19 January 2020.

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).




THIRD PRIZE

A$125 cash + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Times Past Award  Award anthology)

(Value $175)


SECOND PRIZE

A$250 cash + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Times Past Award  Award anthology)

(Value $300)

FIRST PRIZE

A$350 cash + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Times Past Award anthology)

(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

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST


1. Read the Entry Conditions

2. Pay the Entry Fee

3. Download the Cover Sheet

4. Fill in the Cover Sheet

5. Paste your story into the Cover Sheet

6. Email the Cover Sheet to us!


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HIGHLY COMMENDED


Publication + e-book

(Value

$5 x 30 stories = $150)


How to Enter

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