Stringybark Stories is pleased to announce its latest short story award with over $950 in cash and book prizes, as well as publication, awarded for the best entries.
The winning story will be a story of 1500 words or fewer that explores some aspect of Australian history and entertains the judges at the same time. International entries most welcome.
The story must:
1. Have a connection, no matter how incidental, to a real historical event that occurred in Australia or had a big impact upon Australian history;
2. Be written for an adult audience (that is, we aren't after children's stories); and
3. Have a 100 word epilogue that summarises the historical event that is depicted in (or provides the background to) your story. This 100 word summary is in addition to the 1500 story word limit.
You are free to interpret the degree to which your story follows historical reality.
Entry Fees: One story - A$12.00; Two stories - A$22.00 ($11 each); Three stories - A$30.00 ($10 each)
There is a total value of over $950 worth of prizes in cash and books available. Stories must be sent via email.
Closing date for entries is 31 July 2016. Results will be posted on this website on 15 November 2016.
Please refer to the website for more details.