The third annual Olga Masters Short Story Award is now calling for entries. Entry is open to Australian residents. Stories should be 2000-5000 words, about any aspect of Australian rural family life. First prize is $1500. There is a $500 prize for the runner-up. Supplementary prizes may be offered at the discretion of the organisers.
This year’s judges are:
- Geordie Williamson, publisher of the Picador imprint
- Mary Cunnane, freelance editor and consultant, and Olga Masters’ American publisher
- Craig Munro, award-winning writer, editor and publishing consultant whose memoir Under Cover was launched at the Brisbane Writers Festival. Craig was Olga Masters’ first publisher in Australia.
Entries close 1 September. The winner and runner-up will be announced in early December.
The competition celebrates 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.
For further information about the competition or to submit, please visit the website here.