The theme for the 2017 AlburyCity Short Story Award is 'Shadows'. Shadows are intriguing in their duality; their ability to protect and shelter but also deceive and obscure. Harness the power of the short story to explore the complexity and depth that lies beyond the light.
The judge this year is award-winning author Bruce Pascoe. For 16 years, Bruce published and edited Australian Short Stories magazine from 1982-1999. In 1999 he received the Fellowship of Australian Writers Literature Award. His own short stories, published in the collection Nightjar, have received national and international acclaim. More recently Pascoe won the Prime Minister’s Award for Young Adult Literature in 2013 and the NSW Premier’s Book of the Year in 2016.
- Theme: Shadow
- Word limit: 3,000
- Entry fee: $10
- First prize: $1,000
- Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 26 July
- Winners and runners up will be announced on Thursday 14 September during Write Around the Murray.
For full details or the submit online, please view the website here.
Submit your online entry here.