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The Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award

Date: Sun January 1 2023 9:00 am to Fri March 10 2023 11:59 pm

Each year the Williamstown Literary Festival is delighted to convene the Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize, Poetry Prize and The Young Adas which are named after one of Australia’s finest colonial writers, Ada Cambridge. In 2021 we were delighted to welcome the Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award for writing on disability into our prize suite.

The Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award was established in 2001 by Mary and Andrew Burbidge to honour the life of their eldest daughter, Jennifer, who died aged 21. The prize is funded by royalties from Mary Burbidge’s memoir Forever Baby, published by Harper Collins in 1999, and welcomes short stories of fiction or non-fiction up to 3000 words on the theme of disability.

Open to: all writers in Australia

Theme: disability

Entry fee: $15

Entries close: midnight March 10, 2023

Prize: $500

Enter the 2023 Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award here.

Read the full Terms & Conditions here.

For more information, visit the Williamstown Literary Festival website here.

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