The 2018 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award is a prestigious Australian literary award, established by the ESU Queensland Branch in 2015.
The competition is named after Professor Roly Sussex, Emeritus Professor of Applied Language Studies at the University of Queensland. Professor Sussex is a leading expert on the meaning and origin of words and phrases and the evolution of the English language. Professor Sussex attracts a wide audience to his ABC Radio program, A Word in Your Ear, which has run for 15 years.
The Short Story Award is designed to foster original creative writing of outstanding quality, including experimental, challenging or thought provoking work. The Competition commenced in 2015 and attracts entries from all over Australia.
First Prize $7500
Second Prize: $1500
Secondary School Student story:
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $500
Length: Max 3000 words
Submitted stories should not have been previously published.
Eligibility for Open Section: Australian citizens, except those related to the judges or members of the Executive of the English Speaking Union in any State.
Eligibility for Secondary School Section: Entrants to the Secondary School section must be enrolled full-time at a secondary school in Australia.
Entrants should adhere to the following guidelines:
Address for Submission by email: firstname.lastname@example.org