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2021 Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award

Date: Tue August 31 2021 12:00 am to Tue August 31 2021 11:59 pm

ENTRIES CLOSE: 5.00pm (AEST) Tuesday 31 August 2021


THE WINNER will be announced at the Annual Luncheon to be held in Sydney. All Enquiries to compconvenor@fawnsw.org.au. Phone 0492 833 522. 

  1. The Award is for Short Stories up to 3000 words.
  2. Entrants must be permanent residents of Australia.
  3. Submitted entries must not have previously been published, nor be under consideration for publication. Entries may have been entered in other competitions but not won a monetary prize. Receipt of entry will not be acknowledged.
  4. Multiple entries are permitted, a separate Entry Form must be submitted with each entry.
  5. Entry Fee is $10.00 per entry.
  6. The closing date is 31st August 2021.
  7. Entries are to be submitted via the online form available here.
  8. The details for direct Deposit are as follows BSB: 082 574 Account Number: 177 603 608. Please use the competitor’s name, and the competition as the payment details (ie. J Doe Marjorie Barnard), and attach a copy of the receipt to the entry form.
  9. For those unable to use the online form, a separate form will be forwarded on request by email from compconvenor@fawnsw.org.au and should be accompanied by a receipt for the direct deposit, a cheque made out to the Fellowship of Australian Writers, or a postal note.
  10. The author’s identity must appear on the Entry Form and Cover Sheet ONLY. The author’s name must NOT appear on either the manuscript or the Title Page.
  11. Only page number and title of the entry is to appear on each page of the manuscript.
  12. The results, and the judge’s report, will be emailed to all contestants after the Awards Luncheon in November.
  13. The author retains copyright to all work submitted, although prize-winning entries or a precis must be available for publication in the Fellowship’s bulletin Writers Voice and on the FAW NSW website. Unsuccessful entries will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope of appropriate size and postage.
  14. Entries must be original, creative and inspiring works which present to the audience an engaging work of literary excellence.
  15. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. There will be no individual appraisals.
  16. FAW NSW reserves the right not to award any prizes if, in the judge’s estimation, no entries of sufficient merit are received.

For more information and entries, visit https://fawnsw.org.au/2021-marjorie-barnard-award/

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