Stringybark Sex and Gender Award 2021



The Stringybark Short Story Awards exist to promote and develop short story writing in Australia. Checkout our current competitions here. Future competitions are listed below.

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.

Opens: Wednesday 28 April 2021

Closes: Wednesday 28 July 2021

Length: ≤1500 words