The Olga Masters Short Story Award is a competition celebrating the life and writings of Olga Masters (1919-1986), Australian journalist and author. Olga was born on the Far South Coast of NSW, and lived there, in Pambula then Cobargo, until the age of 18. Much of her fiction is coloured by her experiences in this region.
This year’s competition is now open. It will close at midnight on 18 August 2017. Entry is open to Australian residents. The entry fee is $20.
Entries must be a single story of 2000 to 5000 words, written in English, on family life in rural Australia.
First prize is $1500. There is a $500 prize for the runner-up. Supplementary prizes may be offered at the discretion of the organisers.
The first-prize winning story will be published in Island magazine. All winning story/ies will be published on the OMSSA website.
Full details can be found on the website here.