Ballarat Writers Inc. (BWI) invites writers to enter the 2021 Southern Cross Short Story Competition.
Opening date: 1 August, 2021
Closing date: 30 September, 2021
Short stories to 3000 words on the theme, TURNING AWAY.
First prize -$1000 AUD
Second Prize – $400 AUD
Third Prize – $100 AUD
Two Highly Commended certificates will also be awarded.
To be announced November 2021
Entry Fee to be paid online at https://www.trybooking.com/BSYVW
Ballarat Writers Inc is a non-profit organisation, Incorporation No. A001874SK
2021 JUDGE – JULIE KOH
Julie is the author of two short-story collections. Her full-length collection Portable Curiosities was shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2016 and the Queensland Literary Awards – Australian Short Story Collection – Steele Rudd Award 2016. Portable Curiosities was one of The Guardian’s Best Australian Books of 2016.
Julie’s short stories have appeared in many publications, including The Best Australian Stories in 2014 to 2017, Best Australian Comedy Writing, The Sleepers Almanac 7 to X, The Canary Press, Liminal, Meanjin and The Lifted Brow.
She judged the 2017 Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, Writing NSW’s Varuna Fellowships 2017, the Sweatshop Youth Week Writing Competition 2018, the 2018 Stella Prize, the 2018 Woollahra Digital Literary Award – Flash and Short Fiction, and the 2019 Liminal Fiction Prize.
More at https://jylkoh.com/
WINNING WRITERS AND STORIES
The winning stories will be announced at an award presentation in Ballarat in November 2021. The full results and judge’s report will be published on the Ballarat Writers Inc website www.ballaratwriters.com in December 2021.
For more information and entries, visit the Ballarat Writers website at: https://ballaratwriters.com/competitions/2021-southern-cross-short-story-competition/